8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
End: Chicago

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a stroll through Old Colorado City Historic District and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs holiday planner .

Chicago to Colorado Springs is an approximately 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. Traveling from Chicago in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Colorado Springs, with lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Seven Falls ©
Seven Falls
North Pole - Santa's Workshop ©
North Pole - Santa's Workshop

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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.
To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Denver holiday maker .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. November in Denver sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

3
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Step out of the city life by going to Trail Ridge Road and Emerald Lake Trail. Take a break from Rocky Mountain National Park with a short trip to The Beach at Grand Lake in Grand Lake, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, stroll through Hallett Peak, and get great views at Farview Curve Overlook.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. In November in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

The Beach at Grand Lake
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The Beach at Grand Lake ©
The Beach at Grand Lake
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak

2
nights
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 21st (Wed): view the masterpieces at Cooper Corner Gallery, stroll through Hanging Lake Trail, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in November, plan for cooler days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 35°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°F. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Spas Adventure
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
River Rafting & Tubing

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