6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Huntsville

2
nights
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and admire all the interesting features of Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online sightseeing planner .

Huntsville to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Huntsville to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Huntsville in December, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 18°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 10th (Tue), cruise along Trail Ridge Road, then see Off-Road Tours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park online trip builder .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Estes Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Spas

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 11th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Denver online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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