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 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs holiday maker site.

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in November, things will get a bit cooler in Colorado Springs: highs are around 55°F and lows about 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the activities along Bear Lake, take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and finally stop by Earthwood Collections.

For reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Estes Park takes 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) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Shop till you drop at 16th Street Mall and Denver Botanic Gardens. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Denver Art Museum and Denver Union Station. Go for a jaunt from Denver to Boulder to see Pearl Street Mall about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge, and explore the world behind art at Museo De Las Americas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Denver vacation builder app.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Denver sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · 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.