15 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

15 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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15 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Colorado Springs
bus:  1​h
Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
Colorado Springs
— 12 nights
Colorado Springs

2
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Denver

Denver
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 20th (Wed), take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Cherry Creek State Park, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then look for gifts at Tattered Cover Book Store.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary maker .

Colorado Springs to Denver is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Cherry Creek State Park
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Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum
Denver Art Museum

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Manitou Cliff Dwellings and National Museum-World War II Aviation will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Colorado City Historic District and Glen Eyrie Conference Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Canon City (Skyline Drive, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, & more), Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek) and Wilkerson Pass (in Lake George). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods, Head underground at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, and play a few rounds at The Broadmoor Golf Courses.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Canon City, Cascade, Wilkerson Pass, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak

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