5 days in Smyrna & Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Smyrna & Colorado Itinerary

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Smyrna
— 1 day
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Drive to Nashville International Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Smyrna

— 1 day
Smyrna is a town in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stroll around Lee Victory Recreation Park, then pause for some photo ops at Hazen Brigade Monument, then get advice or help at Stones River National Battlefield, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Mayday Brewery.

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Nashville to Smyrna is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in December, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Smyrna

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
On the 26th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, then learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and finally explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Smyrna to Colorado Springs. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Smyrna to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Smyrna in December; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 45°F and lows reach 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Estes Park

— 1 night
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 27th (Mon), see Off-Road Tours, then do sightseeing your way with Estes Park Guided Tours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Estes Park are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Wildlife

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

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.
On the 28th (Tue), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station and then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denver travel route planning website.

Drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.