6 days in Denver, Vail & Colorado Springs Itinerary

6 days in Denver, Vail & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Denver
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Vail
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Colorado Springs
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Denver
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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Denver online trip maker.

Dallas to Denver is an approximately 2-hour travel. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in November, expect nights in Denver to be cooler, around 29°F, while days are slightly colder, around 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Vail.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums
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Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Best Tours of Denver ©
Best Tours of Denver

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Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Black Powder Trail, Missouri Lake Trail, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, then hike along Black Powder Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Main Street. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Vail Nordic Center, trek along Missouri Lake Trail, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Beaver Creek Nordic Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vail attractions planner.

You can drive from Denver to Vail in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in November, expect nights in Vail to be little chillier, around 22°F, while days are colder, around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Beaver Creek Nordic Center
Highlights from your plan
Missouri Lake Trail ©
Missouri Lake Trail
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens ©
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Black Powder Trail ©
Black Powder Trail

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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.
Find out how to plan Colorado Springs trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Vail to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Vail in November, plan for much warmer days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Miramont Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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Denver

Denver ©
You've now added Denver Botanic Gardens to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

Before you visit Denver, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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