6 days in San Luis Obispo & Denver Itinerary

6 days in San Luis Obispo & Denver Itinerary

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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
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Denver
— 4 nights

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Margarita Adventures, admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum and then awaken your taste buds at Central Coast Food and Wine Tours.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Luis Obispo journey planner.

Minneapolis to San Luis Obispo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Minneapolis in September, plan for a bit warmer days in San Luis Obispo, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Tours Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Morro Rock, Margarita Adventures, Montana de Oro State Park
Highlights from your plan
Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum ©
Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Margarita Adventures ©
Margarita Adventures

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Spirit Hound Distillery (in Lyons), Rocky Mountain National Park (Many Parks Curve Overlook & Trail Ridge Road) and Colorado Springs (Garden of the Gods & Cheyenne Mountain Zoo). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, and get the adrenaline pumping with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from San Luis Obispo to Denver takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Luis Obispo to Denver is 1 hour. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in September, plan for little chillier nights in Denver, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado Springs, Spirit Hound Distillery, Summit Lake Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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