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

4
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 Royal Gorge Route Railroad as well as Olympic Training Center. Family-friendly places like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip planning site .

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Royal Gorge Route Railroad
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Crown Hill Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Denver journey maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Crown Hill Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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