12 days in Denver, Glenwood Springs & New Castle Itinerary

12 days in Denver, Glenwood Springs & New Castle Itinerary

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Denver
— 7 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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New Castle
— 1 night
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Denver

— 7 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.
Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Museum of Nature & Science are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Trail Ridge Road and Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park), Rocky Mountain National Park (Bear Lake & Hallett Peak) and Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Beach at Grand Lake, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver online holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Cyprus, the closest major aiports are Denver International Airport and City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs

— 3 nights
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.
On the 15th (Mon), look for gifts at Snowmass Sports and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test the waters at a local thermal spa, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, and then trek along Hanging Lake Trail.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Denver to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in July, expect Glenwood Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to New Castle.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

New Castle

— 1 night
The Town of New Castle is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Rocky Mountains to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get lost in a book at New Castle Branch Library and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Castle trip planning tool.

New Castle is just a stone's throw from Glenwood Springs. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in New Castle: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Castle

Parks · Nature

Side Trips