7 days in Colorado, Los Alamos & Baton Rouge Itinerary

7 days in Colorado, Los Alamos & Baton Rouge Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado, Los Alamos & Baton Rouge Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Los Alamos
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Baton Rouge
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Dallas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stroll around Garden of the Gods and then stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip maker website .

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in December: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Denver holiday maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Alamos.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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Los Alamos

Los Alamos ©
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. On the 26th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Bandelier National Monument and then get great views at White Rock Overlook Park.

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You can fly from Denver to Los Alamos in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Alamos when traveling from Denver in December, with lows around 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
White Rock Overlook Park ©
White Rock Overlook Park

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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at St. Joseph Cathedral, then examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, and then make a trip to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, then steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and then steep yourself in history at Oak Alley Plantation.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Baton Rouge trip planner .

Getting from Los Alamos to Baton Rouge by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Alamos to Baton Rouge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Alamos in December, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Baton Rouge: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vacherie, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Whitney Plantation
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Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©

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