8 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

Start: Denver
bus:  1​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 5 nights
End: Denver

2
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Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
You've now added River Rafting & Tubing to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Manitou Cliff Dwellings and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs custom trip planner.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Manitou Cliff Dwellings, River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

5
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.
Denver Art Museum and Denver Museum of Nature & Science will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pearl Street Mall and Tattered Cover Book Store. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Horseback Riding Tours (in Estes Park), River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Flatirons (in Boulder). The adventure continues: take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Boulder, River Rafting & Tubing, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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