5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Denver

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, and then contemplate the long history of Union Station. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Tattered Cover Bookstore, then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then meet the residents at Denver Zoo.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver travel site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Denver. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll through Garden of the Gods, and then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip app .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in April, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

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North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs online day trip planner .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Glenwood Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Colorado Springs in April, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be slightly colder, around 25°F, while days are colder, around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Parks Outdoors
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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