7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Detroit

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 the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and The Beach at Grand Lake. Let the collections at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Aspen and Evergreen Gallery capture your imagination. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Spas (in Estes Park) and Pearl Street Mall (in Boulder). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of 16th Street Mall, take in the exciting artwork at American Museum of Western Art, contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge, and admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner .

Detroit to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Detroit in July, Denver is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Estes Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Pearl Street Mall, The Beach at Grand Lake, Dinosaur Ridge
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Manitou Cliff Dwellings and National Museum of World War II Aviation. Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Garden of the Gods. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Manitou Cliff Dwellings, North Pole - Santa's Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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