9 days in Denver, Colorado Springs & Estes Park Itinerary

9 days in Denver, Colorado Springs & Estes Park Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
3
Estes Park
— 3 nights

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Art Museum. Visit 16th Street Mall and Trinity United Methodist Church for their historical value. When in Denver, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Idaho Springs, approximately Idaho Springs away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and take a stroll through LoDo.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary builder tool.

North Platte to Denver is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from North Platte to Denver is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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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.
National Museum of World War II Aviation and Penrose Heritage Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Old Colorado City will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
You'll explore and learn at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Change things up with a short trip to Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park online journey planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and flight. July in Estes Park sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
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Photography Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours

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