12 days in Denver & Ouray Itinerary

12 days in Denver & Ouray Itinerary

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12 days in Denver & Ouray Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Ouray
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
End: New York City

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Colorado Springs (United States Air Force Academy & Garden of the Gods), Boulder (Valmont Bike Park, Pearl Street Mall, & more) and Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, buy something for everyone on your list at 16th Street Mall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver vacation website .

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Denver. Traveling from New York City in October, expect little chillier with lows of 40°F in Denver. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Boulder, Colorado Springs, Winter Park Resort
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

5
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Ouray side-trips: Durango (Honeyville, Historic Downtown Durango, & more), Museum of the Mountain West (in Montrose) and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park). And it doesn't end there: walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, admire the majestic nature at Ridgway State Park, stop by Telluride Trappings and Toggery, and relax and rejuvenate at Orvis Hot Springs.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ouray visit planner.

Getting from Denver to Ouray by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Denver in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Durango, Ridgway, Museum of the Mountain West, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Telluride Trappings and Toggery
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