4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado tour planner
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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver — 1 night

Mile-High City

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 28th (Wed): make a trip to 16th Street Mall, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The International Church of Cannabis. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally look for gifts at Mountain Lux Candles.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver tour itinerary maker app.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Denver to be a bit cooler, temps between 43°F and 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): learn the secrets of beer at Rocky Mountain Food Tours, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then walk around Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation and then view the masterpieces at Garman Sculpture Works.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip website.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in December, and nighttime lows around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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