5 days in Denver & Chicago Itinerary

5 days in Denver & Chicago Itinerary

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Denver
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Denver

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax, Denver Museum of Nature & Science and The 1UP Arcade Bar - Colfax. Go for a jaunt from Denver to Fort Collins to see Reservoir Ridge Natural Area about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with 16th Street Mall.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Denver trip maker.

Dallas to Denver is an approximately 3.5-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. Traveling from Dallas in June, expect nights in Denver to be cooler, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

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Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Prairie Wolf Slough, then kick back and relax at Rosewood Beach, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Skokie Lagoons.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip maker website.

Getting from Denver to Chicago by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in June, Chicago is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

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