3 days in Denver & Fairfax Itinerary

3 days in Denver & Fairfax Itinerary

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3 days in Denver & Fairfax Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Fairfax
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
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 27th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum and then explore and take pictures at Coors Field. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planning site .

Washington DC to Denver is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Denver due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Denver at 43°F and lows at 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fairfax.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

1
day
Fairfax

Fairfax ©
Fairfax, colloquially Central Fairfax, Downtown Fairfax, Fairfax City, Oldtown Fairfax, Historic Fairfax, or the City of Fairfax, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. On the 29th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fairfax online attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denver to Fairfax. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Fairfax is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in December: high temperatures in Fairfax hover around 50°F and lows are around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairfax

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns

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