6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, stroll the grounds of Fort Logan National Cemetary, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver itinerary planning app .

Charlotte to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in November; daily highs in Denver reach 54°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

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

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 22nd (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, then see Off-Road Tours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park day trip app .

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

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
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Garden of the Gods and then see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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