5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  5 h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6 h
End: Atlanta

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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 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College and then identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Seven Bridges Trail, then head outdoors with Adventures Out West, then see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally stroll through Palmer Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs attractions planner.

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Atlanta in March, things will get a bit cooler in Colorado Springs: highs are around 57°F and lows about 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Adventures Out West, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park
Seven Bridges Trail ©
Seven Bridges Trail

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and finally identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Cherry Creek State Park and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Denver travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March in Denver, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Cherry Creek State Park
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

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Glenwood Springs

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 26th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then have fun and explore at Glenwood Railroad Museum.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Denver in March, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 35°F by day to 21°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Spas Nature
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Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Spas

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