9 days in Denver, Colorado Springs & Estes Park Itinerary

9 days in Denver, Colorado Springs & Estes Park Itinerary

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1
Denver
— 2 nights
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
3
Estes Park
— 3 nights

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Union Station. Visit 16th Street Mall and LoDo 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 lots more to do: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

North Platte to Denver is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from North Platte to Denver. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough 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
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Manitou Cliff Dwellings and National Museum of World War II Aviation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Penrose Heritage Museum and Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. 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, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum.

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 take a train. In June in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °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, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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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

3
nights
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 Photography 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: take a memorable tour with Tours, 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 fly. July in Estes Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °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
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours

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