9 days in Colorado Springs & Maine Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Springs & Maine Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 5 nights
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 Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Denver (Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, admire all the interesting features of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and step into the grandiose world of Glen Eyrie Castle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In March in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 28°F at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Portland

— 3 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kids will enjoy Portland Museum of Art and Popham Beach State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Nubble Lighthouse (in York), Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Marginal Way Walkway) and Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Casco Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, and cool off at Old Orchard Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Portland attractions planning app.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Portland by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Colorado Springs to Portland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in March, you will find days in Portland are slightly colder (40°F), and nights are about the same (24°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.