6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado itinerary planner

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

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally stop by Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs holiday planner.

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in November, things will get little chillier in Colorado Springs: highs are around 55°F and lows about 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
On the 21st (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, then take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then explore the activities along Bear Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park journey planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. November in Estes Park sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Denver

— 3 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.
Attractions like 16th Street Mall and Pearl Street Mall make great kid-friendly stops. Let the collections at Denver Art Museum and Denver Museum of Nature & Science capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Ridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in November, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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.