11 days in Denver & Moab Itinerary

11 days in Denver & Moab Itinerary

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Denver
— 4 nights
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Moab
— 6 nights
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Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Garden of the Gods (in Colorado Springs), Pikes Peak - America's Mountain (in Cascade) and Spas (in Estes Park). There's much more to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens, take a memorable drive along Guanella Pass, and examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Denver day trip planning app.

Washington to Denver is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Denver, with lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Moab

— 6 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Fiery Furnace) and Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park). On the 13th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Moab LCA, and explore and take pictures at Scenic Byway of Highway 128.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Moab trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Denver to Moab takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips