22 days in Denver, Seattle & Essex Itinerary

22 days in Denver, Seattle & Essex Itinerary

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22 days in Denver, Seattle & Essex Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Seattle
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h
3
Essex
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: New York City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Mount Evans. Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Winter Park Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Echo Lake Park (in Evergreen), Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs) and Spas & Wellness (in Estes Park). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, browse the exhibits of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary builder tool .

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Echo Lake Park, Horseback Riding Tours, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, Winter Park Resort
Highlights from your plan
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

8
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Get some cultural insight at Pike Place Market and LeMay - America's Car Museum. Get outdoors at Snoqualmie Falls and B&B Family Farm. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Murhut Falls (in Olympic National Park), Sequim (Purple Haze Lavender Farm, Graysmarsh Berry Farm, & more) and Fort Worden State Park (in Port Townsend). There's much more to do: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Denver to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Essex.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sequim, Tacoma, Bloedel Reserve, Fort Worden State Park, Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum

7
nights
Essex

Essex ©
Essex is a town in Essex County, New York, United States overlooking Lake Champlain. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga Historical Society. You'll explore and learn at Birds of Vermont Museum and Saint Albans Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Essex: King's Garden (in Ticonderoga), Camel's Hump (in Montpelier) and Hague Town Beach Park (in Hague). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Round Church, admire the masterpieces at Mahaney Center for the Arts, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Magic Hat Brewing Company.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Essex online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Essex. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Essex are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Essex

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Colchester, Ticonderoga, Richmond, Middlebury, Cambridge
Highlights from your plan
Fort Ticonderoga ©
Fort Ticonderoga
Ticonderoga Historical Society ©
Ticonderoga Historical Society
Birds of Vermont Museum ©
Birds of Vermont Museum

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