4 days in Denver & El Paso County Itinerary

4 days in Denver & El Paso County Itinerary

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4 days in Denver & El Paso County Itinerary

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

1
night
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 24th (Fri): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then explore and take pictures at Coors Field. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Denver online route planner .

Dallas to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

2
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 26th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, then explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online trip maker .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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