4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
1
Glenwood Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Atlanta

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 1st (Sat), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs day trip website .

Atlanta to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in December, things will get colder in Glenwood Springs: highs are around 26°F and lows about 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas
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Thermal Spas

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Denver tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in December, you will find days in Denver are a bit warmer (43°F), and nights are about the same (19°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 3rd (Mon), meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Downtown Manitou Springs and then take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 18°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Downtown Manitou Springs
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City Historic District ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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