8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Drive:  13 h 45 min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Federal Heights
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Aurora
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
4
Westminster
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
End: Austin

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.
Get some historical perspective at Dinosaur Ridge and 16th Street Mall. Explore hidden gems such as Colorado Railroad Museum and Roxborough State Park. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, stop by Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax, and admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Denver road trip planning tool.

Dallas to Denver is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of tram, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Denver is minus 1 hour. In July, Denver is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Federal Heights.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roxborough State Park, Dinosaur Ridge, Colorado Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Railroad Museum
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

1
night
Federal Heights

Federal Heights
The City of Federal Heights is a Home Rule Municipality located in Adams County, Colorado, United States. To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Federal Heights trip itinerary builder tool.

Federal Heights is just a stone's throw from Denver. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel to Aurora.

Things to do in Federal Heights

Fun & Games Theme Parks Spas

few
hours
Aurora

Aurora ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Cherry Creek State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Aurora visit planner.

Aurora is just a short distance from Federal Heights. In July, daily temperatures in Aurora can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Westminster.

Things to do in Aurora

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

1
night
Westminster

Westminster ©
On the 31st (Mon), explore the engaging exhibits at Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Westminster road trip planning app.

Westminster is very close to Aurora. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Westminster

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Arvada, Boettcher Mansion, Flatirons
Highlights from your plan
Cussler Museum ©
Cussler Museum
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities ©
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

2
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the galleries of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post, and then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. On your second day here, try to win big at Wildwood Casino, then examine the collection at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Old Homestead House Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs visit website.

Getting from Westminster to Manitou Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Westminster in August since evenings lows in Manitou Springs dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cripple Creek
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Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum ©
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum
Old Homestead House Museum ©
Old Homestead House Museum
Garden of the Gods Trading Post ©
Garden of the Gods Trading Post

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