4 days in Estes Park, Fort Collins & Denver Itinerary

4 days in Estes Park, Fort Collins & Denver Itinerary

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4 days in Estes Park, Fort Collins & Denver Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 15​min
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fort Collins
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
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 24th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Estes Park visit planner .

New York City to Estes Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in October, Estes Park is little chillier at night with lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Pearl Street Mall
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Spas
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

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night
Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. On the 26th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Annual Flower Trial Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens on Spring Creek, and finally stroll around Spring Canyon Community Park.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Collins road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Estes Park to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. October in Fort Collins sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks Spas
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Annual Flower Trial Garden ©
Annual Flower Trial Garden
Spring Canyon Community Park ©
Spring Canyon Community Park
Spas

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 27th (Sun), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planner .

You can drive from Fort Collins to Denver in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 40°F. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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