4 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

4 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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4 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Portland

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Larimer Square, Denver Botanic Gardens, Lakeside Amusement Park, and other attractions. On the 4th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then browse the exhibits of Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and then don't miss a visit to Larimer Square. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at United States Mint, see a show at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of History Colorado Center, and finally get in on the family fun at Lakeside Amusement Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver visit planner .

Portland to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portland in June: highs in Denver hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
History Colorado Center ©
History Colorado Center
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

1
day
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pikes Peak, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, Miramont Castle Museum, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll around Garden of the Gods, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, then go for a walk through Pikes Peak, and finally get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Miramont Castle Museum ©
Miramont Castle Museum

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Denver Art Museum as well as Littleton Museum. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Littleton Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Denver online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums

Side Trip

Littleton Museum
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Littleton Museum ©
Littleton Museum
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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