5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs

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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 10th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online travel planner.

Hays to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Hays to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hays in July; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 86°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Boulder Creek Path, then walk around Colorado Chautauqua: Park, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Avery Brewing Company.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Boulder trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Boulder takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Boulder are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails
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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 12th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Hotel de Paris Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Denver is just a short distance from Boulder. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

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Colorado travel guide

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.