4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Dallas

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Fri), stroll around Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning site.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Dallas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and then learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver journey planning app.

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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