8 days in Denver Area & Idaho Springs Itinerary

8 days in Denver Area & Idaho Springs Itinerary

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8 days in Denver Area & Idaho Springs Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly:  5​h
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Idaho Springs
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Memphis

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.
Get some cultural insight at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and 16th Street Mall. Visiting Cherry Creek State Park and Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Spend the 18th (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Coors Field, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary planning app .

Memphis to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Memphis to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memphis in July, Denver is little chillier at night with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Cherry Creek State Park
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

3
nights
Idaho Springs

The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. You've now added River Rafting & Tubing to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): trek along St Mary's Glacier, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Summit Lake Park, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Argo Mill and Tunnel, try to win big at Isle Casino, then try your luck at Monarch Casino Black Hawk, and finally sample the fine beverages at Bouck Brothers Distilling.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Idaho Springs trip planner .

Drive from Denver to Idaho Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Denver in July, expect Idaho Springs to be much colder, temps between 53°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Outdoors Parks Casinos

Side Trip

Black Hawk
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
St Mary's Glacier ©
St Mary's Glacier
Summit Lake Park ©
Summit Lake Park

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