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: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h
End: Colorado Springs

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.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Garden of the Gods, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, then get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. May in Denver sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

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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