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: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 8 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
End: Colorado Springs

8
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.
Get some cultural insight at Manitou Cliff Dwellings and National Museum of World War II Aviation. Museum-lovers will appreciate Penrose Heritage Museum and Miramont Castle Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Serenity Springs Wildlife Center (in Calhan), River Rafting & Tubing (in Canon City) and Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum (in Pueblo). Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

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If you are flying in from Costa Rica, the closest major airport is Denver International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Bishop Castle, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then shop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally make a trip to 16th Street Mall. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Denver trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Denver are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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