7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  5​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Durango
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): walk around Garden of the Gods and then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Atlanta in September, things will get slightly colder in Colorado Springs: highs are around 79°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, shop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Denver holiday maker website .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September in Denver, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

3
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Anasazi Heritage Center and Scenic Aperture Gallery. Cliff Palace and Spruce Tree House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Mesa Verde National Park (Long House & Balcony House). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango trip builder tool .

Getting from Denver to Durango by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Denver in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Durango, with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, The Anasazi Heritage Center
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Long House ©
Long House

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