4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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— 1 night
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights


Denver — 1 night

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 17th (Sun): take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The International Church of Cannabis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally stop by Mountain Lux Candles.

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Houston to Denver is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get much colder in Denver: highs are around 43°F and lows about 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Colorado Springs — 2 nights

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 19th (Tue), examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally stroll around Garden of the Gods. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and then indulge your senses at Rocky Mountain Food Tours.

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Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries

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.