2 days in Denver & Estes Park Itinerary

2 days in Denver & Estes Park Itinerary

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Start: Denver
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Denver
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Denver

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Denver International Airport and City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Estes Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Spas Scenic Drive
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Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
Horseback Riding Tours
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

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