13 days in Denver, Estes Park & Vail Itinerary

13 days in Denver, Estes Park & Vail Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Vail
— 4 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.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planning tool.

Tampa to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tampa to Denver due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tampa in June, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Denver: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lookout Mountain
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Downtown Aquarium ©
Downtown Aquarium
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain
Sports Authority Field at Mile High ©
Sports Authority Field at Mile High

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Estes Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Trail Ridge Road and Bear Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Wild Basin Area (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Fort Collins). And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and stop by Earthwood Artisans.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Estes Park trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Denver to Estes Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Estes Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours

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Denver

Get some historical perspective at 16th Street Mall and Denver Union Station. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Idaho Springs, about 52 minutes away. Explore Denver further: catch a live event at Coors Field, engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in the views from Denver Millennium Bridge, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Denver road trip planning site.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vail.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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Vail

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Visit South Park City Museum and Ashcroft Ghost Town for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Hanging Lake Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vail: Independence Pass (in Aspen) and Hanging Lake (in Glenwood Springs). It doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort and look for gifts at Fuzzywigs Candy Shop.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vail vacation app.

Getting from Denver to Vail by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Denver, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Vail, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aspen, Glenwood Springs, South Park City Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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