8 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

8 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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8 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Denver
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Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
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Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h
End: Denver

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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 5th (Fri): stroll around Garden of the Gods, examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then go for a walk through Pikes Peak.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Denver. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Colorado Springs
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery ©
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery

6
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Miramont Castle Museum. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs vacation planner .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. July in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 12th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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