3 days in Colorado Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 1 day
— 2 nights


Estes Park

— 1 day
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.
On the 24th (Wed), take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Tampa to Estes Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Estes Park is minus 2 hours. In November, Estes Park is much colder than Tampa - with highs of 57°F and lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Spas · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours


— 2 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.
On the 25th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at 16th Street Mall, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Laws Whiskey House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then stroll through Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Denver trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Estes Park to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Denver are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.