6 days in Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary
Start: Kansas City
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
End: Kansas City
Sun, Oct 13 - Fri, Oct 18
Denver — 3 nights
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.Get a sense of the local culture at Denver Botanic Gardens and 16th Street Mall. Popular historic sites such as Denver Union Station and Molly Brown House Museum are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Estes Park (Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, Spas, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar, and see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver road trip planner.
Kansas City to Denver is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 40°F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough 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 17th (Thu): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings and then walk around Garden of the Gods.
For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs road trip app.
Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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