4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Vail
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station and then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum. On your second day here, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally shop like a local with 16th Street Mall.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary planner.

San Antonio to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in December; daily highs in Denver reach 43°F and lows reach 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

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Denver Art Museum ©
Must see
Denver Art Museum
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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 20th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours, take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Estes Park online vacation planner.

Getting from Denver to Estes Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Estes Park sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 17°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Wildlife
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Off-Road Tours
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Spas
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Vail

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort and then take a pleasant ride with Sage Outdoor Adventures.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vail road trip site.

Getting from Estes Park to Vail by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in December, you will find days in Vail are colder (25°F), and nights are about the same (14°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Sage Outdoor Adventures ©
Horseback Riding Tour
Sage Outdoor Adventures
4.9

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