11 days in Denver & Idaho Springs Itinerary

11 days in Denver & Idaho Springs Itinerary

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11 days in Denver & Idaho Springs Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 7 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Idaho Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Denver

7
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 a sense of the local culture at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Union Station. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Mount Evans. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Estes Park (Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, Horseback Riding Tours, & more), Bear Lake (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Flatirons (in Boulder). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, stroll through Denver Zoo, and cool off at Water World.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Denver road trip tool .

If you are flying in from Uganda, the closest major airport is Denver International Airport. June in Denver sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Estes Park, Flatirons, Water World, Bear Lake
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Idaho Springs

Idaho Springs ©
The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Arkansas Valley Adventures - Day Trips to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Hotel de Paris Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Georgetown. On your second day here, relax and float downstream with Arkansas Valley Adventures - Day Trips, look for gifts at The Soap Shop, and then browse the exhibits of Argo Mill and Tunnel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Idaho Springs travel route app .

Drive from Denver to Idaho Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for colder days in Idaho Springs, with highs around 12°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 2°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Georgetown
Highlights from your plan
Hotel de Paris Museum ©
Hotel de Paris Museum
AVA Rafting & Zipline ©
AVA Rafting & Zipline
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel

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