4 days in Denver & Estes Park Itinerary

4 days in Denver & Estes Park Itinerary

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4 days in Denver & Estes Park Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
bus + Fly:  4​h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Estes Park
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h
End: Jacksonville

2
nights
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.
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To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Denver road trip planner.

Jacksonville to Denver is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Denver. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jacksonville in October: highs in Denver hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 40°F. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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LoDo ©
LoDo

1
night
Estes Park

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Stanley Hotel Tour, Emerald Lake Trail, Bear Lake, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): cruise along Trail Ridge Road, explore the activities along Bear Lake, trek along Emerald Lake Trail, then join in the after-dark buzz at Stanley Hotel Tour, then take a stroll through Downtown Estes Park, and finally go for a walk through Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Estes Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

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