5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Boulder
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Estes Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Grand Lake
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Idaho Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
6
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Denver Union Station as well as Falling Rock Tap House. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Falling Rock Tap House, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planning tool .

Philadelphia to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 52°F. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church
National Ballpark Museum ©
National Ballpark Museum

few
hours
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
On the 26th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Flatirons.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Boulder trip builder website .

Boulder is just a short distance from Denver. In September, daytime highs in Boulder are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

few
hours
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.
On the 26th (Thu), appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Estes Park online tour planner .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Boulder to Estes Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Many Parks Curve Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

2
nights
Grand Lake

Grand Lake ©
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kauffman House Museum and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Lake route builder tool .

You can drive from Estes Park to Grand Lake in 2 hours. When traveling from Estes Park in September, plan for much colder days in Grand Lake, with highs around 46°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Idaho Springs.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway ©
Adams Falls Trail ©
Adams Falls Trail
Spas

1
day
Idaho Springs

The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. On the 28th (Sat), stop by The Soap Shop, then trek along St Mary's Glacier, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Idaho Springs trip builder app .

You can drive from Grand Lake to Idaho Springs in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Idaho Springs can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
St Mary's Glacier ©
St Mary's Glacier
The Soap Shop ©
The Soap Shop

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Falling Rock Tap House has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Falling Rock Tap House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Denver road trip website .

Traveling by car from Idaho Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Idaho Springs in September: highs in Denver hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Falling Rock Tap House ©
Falling Rock Tap House

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