16 days in Colorado Springs, Denver & Westminster Itinerary

16 days in Colorado Springs, Denver & Westminster Itinerary

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16 days in Colorado Springs, Denver & Westminster Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 10 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Westminster
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Colorado Springs

10
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Center for American Values and May Natural History Museum of the Tropics. Get in touch with nature at Tunnel Drive and Pueblo Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide), Bishop Castle (in Rye) and Canon City (The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey & River Rafting & Tubing). Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center - River Campus, take in the awesome beauty at Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness Area, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. In July, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pueblo, Canon City, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Bishop Castle
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour as well as Denver Botanic Gardens. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, examine the collection at Forney Museum of Transportation, then shop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Denver route planner.

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Westminster.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Dinosaur Ridge
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Forney Museum of Transportation ©
Forney Museum of Transportation
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

3
nights
Westminster

Westminster ©
Westminster is a Home Rule Municipality in Adams and Jefferson counties in the U.S. Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Summit Lake Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Cabrini Shrine, then examine the collection at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Flagstaff Mountain, immerse yourself in nature at Eldorado Canyon State Park, and then get curious at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Westminster sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Westminster in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Westminster

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Golden, Boulder, Summit Lake Park, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Room Escape Games
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Eldorado Canyon State Park ©
Eldorado Canyon State Park

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