5 days in Denver & Middletown Itinerary

5 days in Denver & Middletown Itinerary

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5 days in Denver & Middletown Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Middletown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Newark

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dinosaur Ridge and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Get in touch with nature at St Mary's Glacier and Wild Animal Sanctuary. When in Denver, make a side trip to see Roxborough State Park in Littleton, approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: glide through natural beauty at Cherry Creek State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary maker .

Newark to Denver is an approximately 5.5-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 Newark to Denver. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from Newark in August, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Middletown.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Roxborough State Park, Dinosaur Ridge, St Mary's Glacier, Cherry Creek State Park, The Wild Animal Sanctuary
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Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
St Mary's Glacier ©
St Mary's Glacier

1
night
Middletown

Middletown ©
Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the central part of the state, 16 miles (26 km) south of Hartford. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Harkness Memorial State Park and then stroll through Hammonasset Beach State Park. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Wadsworth Falls State Park and then explore the world behind art at Florence Griswold Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Middletown driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Denver to Middletown. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Middletown are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Middletown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Florence Griswold Museum, Harkness Memorial State Park, Hammonasset Beach State Park
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Wadsworth Falls State Park ©
Wadsworth Falls State Park
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park
Harkness Memorial State Park ©
Harkness Memorial State Park

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