5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  5​h
Colorado Springs
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
Denver
— 2 nights
+3
train + foot + Fly + taxi:  4​h
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Rifle
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs online route builder .

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in November; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 55°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City Historic District ©

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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 4th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall, then contemplate the long history of Union Station, then browse the different shops at 16th Street Mall, and finally browse the fresh offerings at The Source. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally stop by Belmar.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Denver trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. November in Denver sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Denver

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Belmar, Pearl Street Mall
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Union Station ©
Union Station

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Long House, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Denver to Mesa Verde National Park by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Denver in November, expect little chillier with lows of 24°F in Mesa Verde National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rifle.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

#Historic Sites
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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Rifle

Rifle ©
The City of Rifle is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. On the 7th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rifle Gap State Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Rifle trip planner.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Rifle in 5.5 hours. November in Rifle sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rifle

#Nature, #Beaches, #Parks
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Rifle Gap State Park ©
Rifle Gap State Park

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