6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Estes Park
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h
3
Boulder
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Louisville

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, look for gifts at Belmar, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally wander the streets of 16th Street Mall. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Cherry Creek State Park and then contemplate the long history of Union Station.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Denver day trip tool .

Louisville to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from Louisville in November, with lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Belmar, Cherry Creek State Park
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Denver to Estes Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In November in Estes Park, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Estes Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
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Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Mountain Blown Glass ©
Mountain Blown Glass

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Sanitas Trail, and then browse the different shops at Pearl Street Mall. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Hotel de Paris Museum, cruise along Guanella Pass, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Humane Society of Boulder Valley, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Avery Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Boulder online road trip planner .

Drive from Estes Park to Boulder in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Boulder can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. On the 17th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Georgetown
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Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Hotel de Paris Museum ©
Hotel de Paris Museum

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