2 days in Colorado & Oregon Itinerary

2 days in Colorado & Oregon Itinerary

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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.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver attractions planning app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Denver. In January, daytime highs in Denver are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Childrens Museums


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City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

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You can fly from Denver to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Denver in January since evenings lows in Portland dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Oregon travel guide

Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.