5 days in Denver & Estes Park Itinerary

5 days in Denver & Estes Park Itinerary

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5 days in Denver & Estes Park Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Tampa, Florida

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.
Dark Side of Denver Ghost Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): join in the after-dark buzz at Dark Side of Denver Ghost Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Denver day trip planning tool .

Tampa to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tampa to Denver. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tampa in June: highs in Denver hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries Nightlife Tours
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Falling Rock Tap House ©
Falling Rock Tap House
Dark Side of Denver Ghost Tours ©
Dark Side of Denver Ghost Tours

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): learn about winemaking at Snowy Peaks Winery. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, explore the striking landscape at Kruger Rock, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then trek along Cub Lake Trail, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Estes Park online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Loveland
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Cub Lake Trail ©
Cub Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock

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