8 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

8 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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8 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 7 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h
End: Denver

7
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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.
Kids will enjoy Water World and The Wild Animal Sanctuary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and Forney Museum of Transportation. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Guanella Pass (in Georgetown) and Idaho Springs (Argo Mill and Tunnel & Indian Hot Springs). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge, take an in-depth tour of Byers-Evans House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Creek Trail, and see the interesting displays at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read our Denver online vacation planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Denver. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Guanella Pass, Water World, Dinosaur Ridge
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel

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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.
On the 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, then stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and finally get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Wildlife Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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