8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Denver
+3
train + foot + Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Pueblo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Denver
— 1 night
End: Denver

2
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip planner .

Denver to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 4-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mesa Verde National Park when traveling from Denver in September, with lows around 45°F. You will leave for Pueblo on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

2
nights
Pueblo

Pueblo ©
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Center for American Values, stroll through Lake Pueblo, Colorado State Park, and then explore the historical opulence of Bishop Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Rosemount Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, and then head outdoors with Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pueblo day trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Mesa Verde National Park to Pueblo with the Route module. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Pueblo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Pueblo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bishop Castle
Highlights from your plan
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum ©
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle
Rosemount Museum ©
Rosemount Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pikes Peak. On the 6th (Thu), go for a walk through Pikes Peak and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Seven Falls and then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Colorado Springs trip simple and quick.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pueblo to Colorado Springs. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Pueblo in September: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of 16th Street Mall, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip planning website .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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