6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Fort Collins
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Vail
— 1 night
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Black Hawk
— 1 night
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Denver
— Few hours

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Denver

Denver ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Denver visit planner.

Knoxville to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Knoxville to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Knoxville in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Denver, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Annual Flower Trial Garden, then sample the tasty concoctions at Odell Brewing Company, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fort Collins online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Fort Collins takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Fort Collins can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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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 (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours, and then cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Estes Park online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Collins to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Estes Park are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
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Vail

Vail ©

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Vail Pass Path, then trek along Booth Falls Trail, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vail day trip site.

You can drive from Estes Park to Vail in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Estes Park, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Vail, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Black Hawk.

Things to do in Vail

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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Scenic Walking Area
Vail Pass Path
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Black Hawk

Black Hawk ©
The City of Black Hawk is a Home Rule Municipality in Gilpin County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hidee Gold Mine, then try to win big at Sasquatch Casino, then try your luck at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa, and finally try your luck at The Lodge Casino.

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Drive from Vail to Black Hawk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Vail in September, things will get a bit cooler in Black Hawk: highs are around 46°F and lows about 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Black Hawk

Side Trip

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Hidee Gold Mine
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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Denver driving holiday planner.

Getting from Black Hawk to Denver by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Black Hawk in September: highs in Denver hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
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