8 days in Leadville, Vail & Denver Itinerary

8 days in Leadville, Vail & Denver Itinerary

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8 days in Leadville, Vail & Denver Itinerary

Start: Hiawatha
Drive:  10​h
1
Leadville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Vail
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
End: Hiawatha

3
nights
Leadville

Leadville
Leadville is the statutory city that is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado, United States. For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Leadville trip builder app .

Hiawatha to Leadville is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hiawatha in July: highs in Leadville hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 40°F. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel to Vail.

Things to do in Leadville

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
day
Vail

Vail
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vail tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Leadville to Vail in an hour. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Leadville, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Vail, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 49°F. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel to Denver.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Parks Tours

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.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Vail to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vail in July, you will find days in Denver are much hotter (87°F), and nights are a bit warmer (60°F). On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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