5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  11​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District, identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods, and then explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Conference Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs itinerary planner .

Newark to Colorado Springs is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°F in Colorado Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, then browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Union Station, Denver, CO. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Denver Zoo and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. February in Denver sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 22°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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