22 days in Lake Charles & Denver Itinerary

22 days in Lake Charles & Denver Itinerary

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Lake Charles
— 6 nights
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Denver
— 15 nights
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Lake Charles

— 6 nights
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. state of Louisiana, located on Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River. Family-friendly places like Millennium Park and Vermilionville will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake Charles: Lafayette (Urns of Justice & Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge and Monument), Buu Mon Buddhist Temple (in Port Arthur) and Breaux Bridge (Lake Martin & The Atchafalaya Experience). There's much more to do: walk around Veteran's Memorial Park, examine the collection at 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center, explore the world behind art at Imperial Calcasieu Museum, and get engrossed in the history at McFaddin-Ward House Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lake Charles vacation builder site.

Houston to Lake Charles is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Houston in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lake Charles, with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to Denver.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Denver

— 15 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Denver Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain (in Cascade), Colorado Springs (Balloon Rides, Red Rock Canyon Open Space, &more) and Fort Collins (Fossil Creek Park & Annual Flower Trial Garden). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Colorado Model Railroad Museum, steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Denver itinerary site.

You can fly from Lake Charles to Denver in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lake Charles in May, with highs in Denver at 66°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips