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6 days in Colorado Itinerary
Start: New York City
Fly: 6h 45min
Denver— 1 night
Colorado Springs— 3 nights
Fly + Bus: 8h 15min
End: New York City
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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.Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, make a trip to Pearl Street Mall, and then walk around Colorado Chautauqua: Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Downtown Aquarium.
Before you visit Denver, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Denver, with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Colorado Springs.
Things to do in Denver
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.Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, explore and take pictures at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs itinerary tool .
Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can 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 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Colorado Springs
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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