5 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

5 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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5 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  11​h
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Crown Hill Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver holiday builder app .

Kansas City to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kansas City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Denver, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Crown Hill Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): walk around Garden of the Gods, then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, then explore and take pictures at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and finally explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. September in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 51°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©

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