4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
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Denver

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 3rd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver travel itinerary planner.

Knoxville to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Knoxville in December, things will get slightly colder in Denver: highs are around 43°F and lows about 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

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Estes Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park online route planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation and then get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In December in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 18°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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