6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
2
Denver
— 4 nights

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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 27th (Fri), look for gifts at Manitou Cliff Dwellings and then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then stop by Old Colorado City.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip planning website.

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get cooler in Colorado Springs: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Manitou Cliff Dwellings, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Union Station. Denver Art Museum and Golden History Museum & Park will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Photography Tours (in Estes Park) and Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park). There's much more to do: take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Golden, Photography Tours, Winter Park Resort
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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