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: South Bend
+3
train + foot + subway + Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: South Bend

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Manitou Cliff Dwellings and National Museum of World War II Aviation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Colorado City Historic District and St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Canon City) and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Garden of the Gods, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

South Bend to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from South Bend to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

3
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 Museum of Nature & Science and Molly Brown House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at 16th Street Mall and Union Station. Go for a jaunt from Denver to Idaho Springs to see River Rafting & Tubing about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Denver road trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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