6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
2
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly

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Denver

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip tool.

San Antonio to Denver is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Denver. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Antonio in December, with highs in Denver at 43°F and lows at 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a tailor-made plan with Estes Park Guided Tours and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Estes Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Estes Park are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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 16th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then walk around Garden of the Gods. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and finally explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip builder site.

You can fly from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in December, and nighttime lows around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.