7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Evergreen
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
4
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Cincinnati

1
night
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 11th (Sun), cast your line with a fishing tour, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and then shop like a local with American Museum of Western Art.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Denver route planning tool .

Cincinnati to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cincinnati to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cincinnati in August since evenings lows in Denver dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
American Museum of Western Art ©
American Museum of Western Art

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. Escape the urban bustle at Mueller State Park and North Cheyenne Canon Park. Change things up with a short trip to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, get curious at Peterson Air & Space Museum, and appreciate the history behind Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs tour itinerary planning site .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Evergreen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Divide, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
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North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park

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day
Evergreen

Evergreen ©
Evergreen is a census-designated place (CDP) and a U.S. On the 15th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Morrison Natural History Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Echo Lake Park, and then hike along Bergen Peak.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Evergreen online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Evergreen takes 2 hours. In August in Evergreen, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Evergreen

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Morrison Natural History Museum
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Echo Lake Park ©
Echo Lake Park
Morrison Natural History Museum ©
Morrison Natural History Museum

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
On the 16th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, browse the exhibits of Byers-Evans House, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, then do a tasting at Balistreri Vineyards, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Denver route website .

You can drive from Evergreen to Denver in an hour. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Wineries
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