4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Des Moines
Fly:  5​h
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Des Moines

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner .

Des Moines to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Des Moines to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Des Moines in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Colorado Springs, with lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then stop by Tattered Cover Book Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): meet the residents at Denver Zoo and then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver holiday planner .

Take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Denver, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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