3 days in Brookings & Denver Itinerary

3 days in Brookings & Denver Itinerary

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3 days in Brookings & Denver Itinerary

Start: Watertown
Drive:  1​h
1
Brookings
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Watertown

1
day
Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Brookings County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at McCrory Gardens, then look for gifts at SDSU Dairy Sales Bar, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of South Dakota.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Brookings online tour itinerary planner .

Watertown to Brookings is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Brookings

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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McCrory Gardens ©
McCrory Gardens
Children's Museum of South Dakota ©
Children's Museum of South Dakota

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hidee Gold Mine and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Denver road trip website .

Explore your travel options from Brookings to Denver with the Route module. Traveling from Brookings to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brookings in August: highs in Denver hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hidee Gold Mine
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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