7 days in Denver & Estes Park Itinerary

7 days in Denver & Estes Park Itinerary

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7 days in Denver & Estes Park Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Denver

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Denver Union Station and Molly Brown House Museum are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Denver Botanic Gardens and Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle Rock (Gateway Mesa Open Space Park & Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). There's much more to do: take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, glide through natural beauty at Cherry Creek State Park, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Denver online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Denver. In May, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Castle Rock, River Rafting & Tubing, Cherry Creek State Park, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

3
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 7th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Winter Park Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Benson Park Sculpture Garden and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park tour itinerary site .

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Benson Park Sculpture Garden, River Rafting & Tubing, Winter Park Resort
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Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort

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