8 days in Denver & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

8 days in Denver & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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.
On the 31st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and then explore the galleries of Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Denver trip builder app.

Houston to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Denver is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Houston in August, with highs in Denver at 85°F and lows at 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

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Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Midway Geyser Basin and Oxbow Bend. Take a break from the city and head to Mud Volcano and Signal Mountain Summit Road. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Gardiner to see River Rafting & Tubing about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at S Rim Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Dragon's Mouth Springs, don't miss a visit to Roosevelt Arch, and take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park itinerary site.

Getting from Denver to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Denver in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

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