4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Newport News
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Estes Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Durango
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
End: Newport News

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and finally browse the fresh offerings at The Source.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Denver online trip itinerary maker .

Newport News to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of taxi, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newport News to Denver due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Newport News in October: high temperatures in Denver hover around 67°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

#Shopping, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

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Pearl Street Mall
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, then look for gifts at Earthwood Artisans, and finally view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Estes Park are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Estes Park

#Spas, #Shopping, #Museums
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Spas & Wellness
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©

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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stop by Honeyville and then see the interesting displays at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Durango trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Estes Park to Durango takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Estes Park in November, plan for slightly colder days in Durango, with highs around 52°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

#Tours, #Museums, #Shopping
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Honeyville ©
Honeyville

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