12 days in Denver & Northwest Colorado Itinerary

12 days in Denver & Northwest Colorado Itinerary

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12 days in Denver & Northwest Colorado Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Silverthorne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Winter Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 16th Street Mall and Molly Brown House Museum. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Step out of Denver with an excursion to Pearl Street Mall in Boulder--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Union Station, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Denver road trip planning site .

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, River Rafting & Tubing, Pearl Street Mall
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, then steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Crooked Key.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs tour planning app .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Denver to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Steamboat Springs is slightly colder than Denver - with highs of 30°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, then explore the activities along Hanging Lake, and then stroll through Hanging Lake Trail.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Steamboat Springs, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Silverthorne.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Thermal Spas

1
night
Silverthorne

For people with the surname, see Silverthorne (surname).Silverthorne is a Home Rule Municipality that is the second most populous town in Summit County, Colorado. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Dillon Reservoir, get engrossed in the history at Frisco Historic Park and Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Getting from Glenwood Springs to Silverthorne by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Silverthorne, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Winter Park.

Things to do in Silverthorne

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Frisco, Dillon Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum

3
nights
Winter Park

Winter Park ©
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Get outdoors at Photography Tours and Trail Ridge Road. Shop till you drop at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and Earthwood Artisans. Step out of Winter Park with an excursion to Emerald Lake Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park--about 1h 15 min away. On the 30th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Winter Park Resort.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Winter Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Silverthorne to Winter Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Silverthorne in August, things will get a bit cooler in Winter Park: highs are around 11°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Winter Park

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Photography Tours
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort

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