4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h
1
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Canon City
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Washington DC

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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 24th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Denver road trip planning website .

Washington DC to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Denver is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Denver reach 66°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Childrens Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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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.
On the 25th (Sat), appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Many Parks Curve Overlook
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Photography Tours
Spas
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deerhammer Distillery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista attractions planning site .

Getting from Estes Park to Buena Vista by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Estes Park in May, expect Buena Vista to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
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River Rafting & Tubing
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery ©
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Canon City day trip app .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Canon City takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in May; daily highs in Canon City reach 72°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

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