5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary planner

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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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 19th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Cherry Creek State Park, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Roxborough State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip app.

Des Moines to Denver is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Des Moines to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Des Moines in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 34°F in Denver. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, then admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally stroll through Palmer Park. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In April in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.