17 days in Denver & Westcliffe Itinerary

17 days in Denver & Westcliffe Itinerary

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Denver
— 11 nights
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Westcliffe
— 5 nights
Drive to San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman Field, Fly to Tampa International Airport

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Denver

— 11 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery (in Boulder), Colorado Springs (Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, Garden of the Gods, &more) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Chasm Falls, Trail Ridge Road, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, trot along with a tour on horseback, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver itinerary maker tool.

Tampa to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tampa to Denver. While traveling from Tampa, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Westcliffe.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Westcliffe

— 5 nights
Westcliffe is a statutory town that is the county seat of Custer County, Colorado, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Westcliffe: Great Sand Dunes National Park (in Mosca), Off-Road Tours (in Buena Vista) and Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve (Little Medano Creek & High Dune Trail). There's much more to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Bear Basin Packtrips, trek along Rainbow Trail, make a trip to Bishop Castle, and take in the awesome beauty at Kit Carson Peak and Challenger Point.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Westcliffe trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Denver to Westcliffe by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Westcliffe are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Westcliffe

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips