5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6 h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

2
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 is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Denver. Traveling from Washington DC in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. On your second day here, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

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Take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©

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