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: Chicago
Fly:  5​h
1
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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 16th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then sample the tasty concoctions at Coors Brewery. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Coors Field, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner .

Chicago to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in June, Denver is little chillier at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Coors Brewery
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pikes Peak. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District, and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs holiday website .

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. In June in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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