8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
2
Denver
— 2 nights
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, thenstop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, thenwalk around Garden of the Gods, and finally get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. In October, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then stroll around Crown Hill Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Denver can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Crown Hill Park
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

3
nights
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.
On the 24th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, thenexplore the striking landscape of Many Parks Curve Overlook, thenadmire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Alluvial Fan. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

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