11 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

11 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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11 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Denver Union Station and Molly Brown House Museum. Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Estes Park (Spas, Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, & more) and Avery Brewing Company (in Boulder). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at 16th Street Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, and look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Toronto in July, you will find days in Denver are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Estes Park, Avery Brewing Company, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

5
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
National Museum of World War II Aviation and Michael Garman Museum & Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Old Colorado City Historic District and Glen Eyrie Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Canon City). There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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