7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado route planner

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Denver
— 1 night
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Georgetown
— 1 day
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Denver
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 3rd (Sat), explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum, then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

Charlotte to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Charlotte in April, expect Denver to be little chillier, temps between 59°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Georgetown.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Georgetown

— 1 day
The historic Town of Georgetown is the Territorial Charter Municipality that is the county seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Georgetown Loop Railroad has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Georgetown Loop Railroad and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Loveland Ski Area.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Georgetown trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Denver to Georgetown by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Denver in April, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Georgetown: temperatures range from 27°F by day to 15°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Georgetown

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see a show at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver online holiday planner.

You can drive from Georgetown to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Georgetown in April, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Denver: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 34°F at night. You will leave for Rocky Mountain National Park on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Denver

Nightlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 day
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, explore the activities along Sprague Lake, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 34°F at night. You'll set off for Colorado Springs on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Colorado Springs

— 3 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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, and view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Denver

Mile-High City

On the 9th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Denver day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Childrens Museums · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.