4 days in Denver, Colorado Springs & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

4 days in Denver, Colorado Springs & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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4 days in Denver, Colorado Springs & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h
1
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
bus:  1​h
3
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner .

Washington DC to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect Denver to be slightly colder, temps between 54°F and 29°F. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll around Garden of the Gods, then admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, then admire all the interesting features of Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and finally stroll through Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs day trip site .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in November, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls

1
night
Denver

Denver
To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Denver journey site .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. You'll set off for Rocky Mountain National Park on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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day
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 10th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Loveland Ski Area.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In November in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Loveland Ski Area
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Loveland Ski Area ©
Loveland Ski Area

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night
Denver

Denver
To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver planning site .

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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