5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Manitou Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Georgetown
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Denver
— 1 night
End: Denver

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Manitou Springs Heritage Center, view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and then hike along Barr Trail to Pikes Peak.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs online tour planner .

Denver to Manitou Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Manitou Springs when traveling from Denver in October, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Museums Outdoors Trails
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Commonwheel Artists Co-op ©
Commonwheel Artists Co-op
Manitou Springs Heritage Center ©
Manitou Springs Heritage Center

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): hike along Emerald Lake Trail, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then cruise along Old Fall River Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park road trip site .

You can drive from Manitou Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road

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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 19th (Sat): trek along Lily Mountain Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Blown Glass.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Estes Park tour itinerary website .

Estes Park is very close to Rocky Mountain National Park. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Georgetown.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping Museums Outdoors
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Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Mountain Blown Glass ©
Mountain Blown Glass

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Georgetown

Georgetown ©
The historic Town of Georgetown is the Territorial Charter Municipality that is the county seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. On the 20th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Argo Mill and Tunnel, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, see the interesting displays at Georgetown Firefighting Museum, then contemplate the long history of Hotel de Paris Museum, and finally cruise along Guanella Pass.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Georgetown trip maker app .

Drive from Estes Park to Georgetown in 2 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Estes Park in October: highs in Georgetown hover around 34°F, while lows dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Georgetown

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

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Argo Mill and Tunnel
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Hotel de Paris Museum ©
Hotel de Paris Museum
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel
Georgetown Firefighting Museum ©
Georgetown Firefighting Museum

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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 21st (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Cherry Creek State Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Georgetown to Denver in an hour. When traveling from Georgetown in October, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Denver: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Cherry Creek State Park, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©

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