15 days in Denver & Houston Itinerary

15 days in Denver & Houston Itinerary

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15 days in Denver & Houston Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Houston
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

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.
Get some historical perspective at Dinosaur Ridge and Holy Ghost Catholic Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Emerald Lake Trail and Dillon Reservoir. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Benson Park Sculpture Garden (in Loveland), Estes Park (Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park, Estes Park Visitor Center, & more) and Guanella Pass (in Georgetown). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, see the interesting displays at Argo Mill and Tunnel, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and don't miss a visit to Loveland Pass.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary maker .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Denver is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Denver due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Copenhagen in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Denver, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Estes Park, Emerald Lake Trail, Dinosaur Ridge, Benson Park Sculpture Garden, Guanella Pass
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Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Guanella Pass ©
Guanella Pass

7
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington-on-the-Brazos and Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blue Bell Creameries and St. Mary's Church High Hill. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Fayette County Courthouse (in La Grange), St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (in Schulenburg) and Huntsville (Huntsville State Park, Texas Prison Museum, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 31st (Sat) at Splashway Waterpark. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, tee off at Hermann Park, and get your game on at Escape Hunt.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Houston online travel planner .

Getting from Denver to Houston by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in August: high temperatures in Houston hover around 41°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Huntsville, La Grange, College Station, Schulenburg, Winedale Historical Center
Highlights from your plan
Washington-on-the-Brazos ©
Washington-on-the-Brazos
St. Mary's Church High Hill ©
St. Mary's Church High Hill

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