7 days in Parker & Carmel Itinerary

7 days in Parker & Carmel Itinerary

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7 days in Parker & Carmel Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  45​min
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Denver


Parker ©
Parker is a home rule municipality in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. Vehicle Vault and Cherokee Ranch and Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to PACE Center and FAF Airsoft Field. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Parker: Castle Rock (Spruce Mountain Open Space and Trail, Mini Incline, & more). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Elk Mountain Brewing and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Gulch Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Parker trip itinerary builder app .

Denver to Parker is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Parker are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Parker

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Castle Rock, Cherokee Ranch and Castle
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Vehicle Vault ©
Vehicle Vault
Cherokee Ranch and Castle ©
Cherokee Ranch and Castle
FAF Airsoft Field ©
FAF Airsoft Field


Carmel ©
Carmel is a suburban city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States, located immediately north of Indianapolis. Visit Park Cemetery and Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Peace Water Winery and Coxhall Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: The Monon Connection Museum (in Monon), World's Largest Ball of Paint (in Alexandria) and Fairmount (James Dean Gallery & Fairmount Historical Museum). Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections, see the interesting displays at Grissom Air Museum, and grab your bike and head to Monon Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Carmel travel app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Parker to Carmel. The time zone difference when traveling from Parker to Carmel is 2 hours. While traveling from Parker, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fairmount, Seiberling Mansion, World's Largest Ball of Paint, Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum, The Monon Connection Museum
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Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum ©
Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum
Grissom Air Museum ©
Grissom Air Museum
James Dean Gallery ©
James Dean Gallery