5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly + bus:  7​h
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Huntsville

1
night
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stop by Snowmass Sports.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs online journey planner .

Huntsville to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Huntsville in January: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 27°F, while lows dip to 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Parks Nature

Side Trips

Snowmass Sports, Rifle Gap State Park
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Thermal Spas
Rifle Gap State Park ©
Rifle Gap State Park
Snowmass Sports ©
Snowmass Sports

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy some music at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then contemplate the long history of History Colorado, Grant Humphreys Mansion, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and finally browse the fresh offerings at The Source.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Glenwood Springs to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Denver, with highs around 44°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Pearl Street Mall
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

1
night
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 7th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District, explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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