7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Newark

3
nights
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.
Step out of Denver to go to Boulder and see Flatirons, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, tour the pleasant surroundings at Denver Zoo, engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary maker site .

Newark to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from Newark in April, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flatirons
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Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs vacation planner .

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs driving holiday planner .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Expect colder weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in April: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 40°F, while lows dip to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Spas Trails
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Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

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