3 days in Colorado Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), walk around Garden of the Gods and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, then learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and finally kick back and relax at Memorial Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip planning website.

Wichita to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Wichita to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Wichita in July: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 86°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip


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Mile-High City

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 24th (Fri): get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to 16th Street Mall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Denver road trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Denver sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
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.