14 days in Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

14 days in Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Denver
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
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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.
Attractions like Coors Field and Denver Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City), River Rafting & Tubing (in Frisco) and Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, examine the collection at Colorado Model Railroad Museum, and catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Denver day trip planning site.

Tampa to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Tampa in September, plan for little chillier days in Denver, with highs around 79°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Boulder, Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, Hidee Gold Mine, River Rafting & Tubing, Carousel of Happiness
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours
Spas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then gain insight at United States Air Force Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planning app.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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