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

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cheyenne Mountain Zoo as well as North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post, and then contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District and then identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs itinerary maker.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In October in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Garden of the Gods Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

9
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.
Shop till you drop at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and Kirk's Mountain Adventures Llc. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Beach at Grand Lake and Dinosaur Ridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Emerald Lake Trail (in Rocky Mountain National Park), Photography Tours (in Estes Park) and Guanella Pass (in Georgetown). There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the dramatic natural features at Roxborough State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, and examine the collection at Colorado Railroad Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Denver vacation builder.

Take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Estes Park, Colorado Railroad Museum, St Mary's Glacier, Dinosaur Ridge, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
St Mary's Glacier ©
St Mary's Glacier

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