7 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

7 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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7 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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.
You've now added Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting to your itinerary. Let the collections at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum capture your imagination. Visit Denver Union Station and Trinity United Methodist Church for their historical value. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Denver online trip planner .

Dallas to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in July; daily highs in Denver reach 87°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Trail Ridge Road, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. July in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

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