4 days in Denver, Calhan & Colorado Springs Itinerary

4 days in Denver, Calhan & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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4 days in Denver, Calhan & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Calhan
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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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 (Fri), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour and then look for gifts at Tattered Cover Bookstore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens, then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Coors Brewery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Denver travel route planning site .

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 when traveling from Chicago to Denver is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Calhan.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Coors Brewery
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax ©
Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax

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Calhan

Calhan ©
The Town of Calhan is a Statutory Town in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. On the 18th (Sun), get outside with Rocky Mountain Roosters and then look for all kinds of wild species at Serenity Springs Wildlife Center.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Calhan day trip planner.

Drive from Denver to Calhan in 2 hours. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Calhan: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Calhan

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Rocky Mountain Roosters ©
Rocky Mountain Roosters
Serenity Springs Wildlife Center ©
Serenity Springs Wildlife Center

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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 19th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Colorado City and then explore and take pictures at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Calhan to Colorado Springs takes an hour. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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