5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Denver
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, and then steep yourself in history at Union Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): stop by Tattered Cover Bookstore, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Denver Zoo.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Denver tour itinerary builder app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Denver. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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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.
On the 16th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then look for all kinds of wild species at 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 explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip app .

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. April in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F at night. 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, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

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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
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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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 catcht the bus back home.

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#Spas, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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