16 days in Charlotte, Denver & Vail Itinerary

16 days in Charlotte, Denver & Vail Itinerary

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Charlotte

Charlotte

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlotte trip itinerary maker.

Grandy to Charlotte is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. December in Charlotte sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 38°F at night. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Denver.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Outdoors

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Denver

Denver ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Estes Park Guided Tours and Wine Tours & Tastings. Do your shopping at Denver Botanic Gardens and 16th Street Mall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: FlatIron Crossing Mall (in Broomfield), Estes Park (Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery & Dancing Pines Distillery) and Outlets at Castle Rock (in Castle Rock). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Balistreri Vineyards, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Park meadows mall, and hunt for treasures at Cherry Creek North.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Denver road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Denver takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charlotte to Denver due to the time zone difference. In December, Denver is a bit cooler than Charlotte - with highs of 43°F and lows of 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping · Tours · Wineries · Museums

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Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours
Dancing Pines Distillery ©
Dancing Pines Distillery
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Vail

Vail ©

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
For shopping fun, head to Alpine Sports or Outlets at Silverthorne. Escape the urban bustle at Frisco Adventure Park and Vail Recreation Path. Venture out of the city with trips to Breckenridge (Blue River Sports, Breckenridge Nordic Center, &more), Keystone Lake (in Keystone) and Frisco Escape Room (in Frisco). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Vail / Beaver Creek Resort, learn the secrets of beer at Vail Valley Food Tours, stroll through Adventure Ridge, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vail trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Denver to Vail takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Vail is slightly colder than Denver - with highs of 25°F and lows of 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

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Vail / Beaver Creek Resort ©
Vail / Beaver Creek Resort
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Frisco Adventure Park
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Vail Valley Food Tours

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Dardano's Shoes.

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Getting from Vail to Denver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vail in December, you will find days in Denver are a bit warmer (43°F), and nights are about the same (19°F). You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for Charlotte.

Things to do in Denver

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Dardano's Shoes ©
Dardano's Shoes

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Charlotte

Charlotte

The Queen City

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Charlotte sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Charlotte takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Denver in December, expect Charlotte to be somewhat warmer, temps between 58°F and 38°F. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Outdoors

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