8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Denver
— 3 nights
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Denver Art Museum and Beaver Creek Ski Area. Step out of Denver with an excursion to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Denver road trip site.

Tampa to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Denver is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in February, with highs in Denver at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Beaver Creek Ski Area, Garden of the Gods
Highlights from your plan
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

3
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Family-friendly places like Off-Road Tours and Horseback Riding Tours will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, trek along Emerald Lake Trail, and take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip planning tool.

You can drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. When traveling from Denver in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Estes Park
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Spas

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