29 days in Denver & Salt Lake City Itinerary

29 days in Denver & Salt Lake City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Denver
— 18 nights
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Salt Lake City
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Denver

— 18 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park (Many Parks Curve Overlook, Trail Ridge Road, &more), Estes Park (Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park, The Studio Fine Art and Framing, &more) and Colorado Springs (Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Old Colorado City, &more). Pack the 8th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's still lots to do: cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Denver day trip planner.

Des Moines to Denver is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Des Moines to Denver. Traveling from Des Moines in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Denver, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 10 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Antelope Island State Park (in Syracuse), Midway (ATV & Off-Road Tours, Rocky Mountain Outfitters, &more) and Ogden (Hill Aerospace Museum & Historic 25th Street). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, admire the natural beauty at Red Butte Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in June, expect Salt Lake City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips