6 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

6 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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6 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Newport News
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h
End: Newport News

2
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Denver Art Museum and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. For shopping fun, head to 16th Street Mall or The Source. Change things up with a short trip to Pearl Street Mall in Boulder (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip site .

Newport News to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of taxi, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In October, Denver is little chillier than Newport News - with highs of 67°F and lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trip

Pearl Street Mall
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Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Colorado City Historic District and Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner .

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. In November in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Old Colorado City Historic District ©

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