5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

2
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.
When in Denver, make a side trip to see Spas in Estes Park, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at 16th Street Mall, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner .

Charlotte to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In March, Denver is slightly colder than Charlotte - with highs of 55°F and lows of 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Spas
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Spas
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): test the waters at a local thermal spa and then sample the fine beverages at Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Glenwood Springs vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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. Traveling from Denver in March, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are colder (35°F), and nights are a bit cooler (21°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn
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Thermal Spas

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 16th (Mon): walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip app .

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Colorado Springs by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in March, plan for much warmer days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 57°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°F. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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