4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

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.
On the 21st (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Ghost Catholic Church and then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and finally explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver road trip planner.

Kansas City to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Denver when traveling from Kansas City in November, with lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a taste of the local shopping with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, browse for treasures at Fall River Jewelry, Coins & Antiques, then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): view the masterpieces at The Studio Fine Art and Framing and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

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Spas
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

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