12 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

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12 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Orlando, Florida

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.
Glen Eyrie Castle and Peterson Air & Space Museum will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Bishop Castle and Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Museum of Colorado Prisons (in Canon City), Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum (in Cripple Creek) and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, don't miss a visit to Ivywild School, steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner .

Orlando to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in August: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, Museum of Colorado Prisons, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
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Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum ©
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum
Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum ©
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum

6
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.
Visit Dinosaur Ridge and Mother Cabrini Shrine for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Golden (Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum & Golden History Museum), Littleton Museum (in Littleton) and Avery Brewing Company (in Boulder). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Forney Museum of Transportation, take an in-depth tour of History Colorado Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip website .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Denver are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Estes Park, Golden, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge, Argo Mill and Tunnel
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Littleton Museum ©
Littleton Museum
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©

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