20 days in Colorado Itinerary

20 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado planner
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Denver
— 6 nights
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Golden
— 3 nights
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Idaho Springs
— 2 nights
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Northglenn
— 3 nights
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Castle Rock
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs — 1 night

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 Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co.. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): head outdoors with Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co.. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs itinerary builder tool.

Duluth to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Duluth to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Duluth in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.
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Denver — 6 nights

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 Colorado Sightseer, Impulse Theater, Mile High Wine Tours, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Garden of the Gods (in Colorado Springs) and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park (in Manitou Springs). There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

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Drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Golden.
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Golden — 3 nights

Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
Take a break from Golden with a short trip to Argo Mill and Tunnel in Idaho Springs, about 32 minutes away.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Golden sightseeing app.

Golden is just a short distance from Denver. In May in Golden, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 44°F at night. You will leave for Idaho Springs on the 12th (Tue).
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Idaho Springs — 2 nights

The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Downstream Adventures. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): go deep underground at Phoenix Gold Mine, then relax and float downstream with Downstream Adventures, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Indian Hot Springs. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Loveland Ski Area and then contemplate the waterfront views at Evergreen Lake.

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Idaho Springs is very close to Golden. Traveling from Golden in May, things will get cooler in Idaho Springs: highs are around 33°F and lows about 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Northglenn.
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Northglenn — 3 nights

Northglenn is a Home Rule Municipality in Adams and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. You've now added Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Bootstrap Brewing (in Niwot) and Colorado National Speedway (in Dacono). The adventure continues: partake in some friendly competition at Puzzle Effect - Denver, cool off at Water World, catch some excitement at Mid-Air Adventures, and experience rural life at Anderson Farms.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Northglenn travel app.

Drive from Idaho Springs to Northglenn in an hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Idaho Springs in May: high temperatures in Northglenn hover around 66°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Castle Rock.
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Castle Rock — 3 nights

Castle Rock is an affluent home rule municipality that is the county seat of Douglas County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes The EDGE Ziplines & Adventures. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Rock Park, get the adrenaline pumping with The EDGE Ziplines & Adventures, and then browse the different shops at Outlets at Castle Rock. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Mini Incline, get in on the excitement at Miller Activity Complex, and then admire the majestic nature at Castlewood Canyon State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Castle Rock road trip planning tool.

Getting from Northglenn to Castle Rock by car takes about an hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Northglenn in May; daily highs in Castle Rock reach 60°F and lows reach 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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