14 days in State College & Estes Park Itinerary

14 days in State College & Estes Park Itinerary

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State College
— 6 nights
Drive to Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Estes Park
Estes Park
— 7 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Wilkes-Barre


State College

— 6 nights
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Get outdoors at Lincoln Caverns and Ole Covered Wagon Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Allegheny Portage Railroad and Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark. Explore State College's surroundings by going to Wellsboro (Leonard Harrison State Park, Highland Chocolates, &more), Bald Eagle State Park (in Howard) and Altoona (Boyer Candy Factory Outlet & Reighard's Gas Station - one of the oldest Gas Stations in America). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palmer Museum of Art, stroll through Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum at Penn State, and get a dose of the wild on Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the State College journey builder app.

Wilkes-Barre to State College is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in State College

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 7 nights
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Brownfield's and Dancing Pines Distillery. Visit Chapel on the Rock and Wild Basin Area for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Estes Park side-trips: Ouzel Falls (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Loveland (Devil's Backbone Trail, Devil's Backbone Open Space, &more). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Many Parks Curve Overlook, stroll around Estes Valley Dog Park, see the interesting displays at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum, and hike along Lily Mountain Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from State College to Estes Park with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from State College in October, expect nights in Estes Park to be a bit cooler, around 39°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips