7 days in Denver, Vernal & Thermopolis Itinerary

7 days in Denver, Vernal & Thermopolis Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

7 days in Denver, Vernal & Thermopolis Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6 h
1
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Vernal
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Thermopolis
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

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.
Kids will enjoy Denver Museum of Nature & Science and River Rafting & Tubing. Your inner history buff will appreciate 16th Street Mall and Trinity United Methodist Church. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Georgetown Firefighting Museum (in Georgetown), Estes Park (Images of Rocky Mountain National Park & Photography Tours) and Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park, examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip planning tool .

Washington DC to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Estes Park, Golden History Museum & Park, Georgetown Firefighting Museum, Trail Ridge Road, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Vernal

Vernal ©
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. On the 27th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, then get a new perspective on nature at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park, and then explore the ancient world of McConkie Ranch.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the Vernal road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denver to Vernal. June in Vernal sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thermopolis.

Things to do in Vernal

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

Dinosaur National Monument visitor center
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Thermopolis

Thermopolis
Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of The Star Plunge.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Thermopolis online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Vernal to Thermopolis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vernal in June, with highs in Thermopolis at 68°F and lows at 49°F. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Similar Plans

8 days in Thermopolis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Denver BY A USER FROM CANADA February, relaxing, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Thermopolis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in New York City & Denver BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA February, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Colorado Springs, Denver & Georgetown BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Denver BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans