8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Denver
— 4 nights

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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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online travel route planner.

Columbia to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Columbia to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Columbia in April, plan for little chillier days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 60°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the activities along Hanging Lake, then trek along Hanging Lake Trail, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 38°F to lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Spas · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder (Pearl Street Mall & Flatirons). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, and see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find out how to plan a trip to Denver, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 34°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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