8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  28​h
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 21st (Sat), trek along Hanging Lake Trail and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs itinerary app .

Melbourne, Australia to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Glenwood Springs, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 5°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

#Spas, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

Make your Colorado Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in April: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 18°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

1
night
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 24th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field. On the next day, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planner .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. April in Denver sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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