8 days in Colorado Springs, Denver & Georgetown Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs, Denver & Georgetown Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Springs, Denver & Georgetown Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Georgetown
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Dallas

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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online itinerary maker .

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Dallas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Denver are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Georgetown.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

3
nights
Georgetown

Georgetown ©
The historic Town of Georgetown is the Territorial Charter Municipality that is the county seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park), Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail) and Frisco Adventure Park (in Frisco). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Vail Valley Escape Room, contemplate the long history of Hotel de Paris Museum, hit the slopes at Loveland Ski Area, and head outdoors with Mt. Bierstadt.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Georgetown trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Denver to Georgetown takes an hour. Traveling from Denver in December, you will find days in Georgetown are much colder (17°F), and nights are a bit cooler (6°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Georgetown

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Vail Mountain Resort, Vail Valley Escape Room, Frisco Adventure Park, Winter Park Resort
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Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Vail Valley Escape Room ©
Vail Valley Escape Room
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park

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