5 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Area Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Area Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night

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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.
Let the collections at Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Miramont Castle Museum capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Lost Paddle Rafting and Colorado Jeep Tours. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Garden of the Gods, wander the streets of Old Colorado City, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip planner.

Decatur to Colorado Springs is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Decatur to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Decatur in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Canon City, Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Lost Paddle Rafting ©
Lost Paddle Rafting

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night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Coors Field, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Chocolate Lab, and other attractions. On the 8th (Sat), walk around Confluence Park, see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, squeeze the most out of the city with Denver Trolley, stop by Chocolate Lab, thenexamine the collection at Denver Firefighters Museum, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo.

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Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Denver sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, Rocky Mountain Balloon Adventures, LLC
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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