4 days in Denver, Colorado Springs & Durango Itinerary

4 days in Denver, Colorado Springs & Durango Itinerary

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4 days in Denver, Colorado Springs & Durango Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
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 21st (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

Plan trip to Denver with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Denver hover around 42°F and lows are around 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Nightlife Childrens Museums Museums
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at San Juan National Forest and then delve into the distant past at Aztec Ruins National Monument.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Durango itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Durango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in December, expect nights in Durango to be about the same, around 14°F, while days are slightly colder, around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aztec Ruins National Monument
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Aztec Ruins National Monument ©
Aztec Ruins National Monument
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery

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