5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h
1
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Canon City
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  8​h
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.
On the 12th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Coors Field and then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Denver trip website .

Washington DC to Denver is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Denver. In April, Denver is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 59°F and lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get lost in a book at Colorado Springs Public Library - East Library, trek along Pikes Peak, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado. On your second day here, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online route maker .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Canon City trip maker tool .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. In April in Canon City, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 38°F at night. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

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