8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
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Boulder
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Idaho Springs
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Estes Park
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Fort Collins
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Denver
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Denver

Denver ©

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 24th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver online trip itinerary maker.

Orlando to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect Denver to be cooler, temps between 66°F and 43°F. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Boulder.

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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Boulder

Boulder ©

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll around Colorado Chautauqua: Park, then explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, and then view the masterpieces at Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Boulder tour planner.

Boulder is very close to Denver. In May in Boulder, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Idaho Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Colorado Chautauqua: Park ©
Colorado Chautauqua: Park

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Idaho Springs

The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. On the 26th (Wed), go deep underground at Hidee Gold Mine and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Idaho Springs trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Boulder to Idaho Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Boulder in May, expect Idaho Springs to be colder, temps between 33°F and 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums

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River Rafting & Tubing
Hidee Gold Mine ©
Hidee Gold Mine
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Explore Estes Park's surroundings by going to Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery, view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park online attractions planner.

You can drive from Idaho Springs to Estes Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Idaho Springs in May, expect nights in Estes Park to be somewhat warmer, around 43°F, while days are warmer, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Nature

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Off-Road Tours
Spas
Horseback Riding Tours

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Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Benson Park Sculpture Garden, hike along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, then look for gifts at St. Pete's Fly Shop, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Collins trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Fort Collins takes 1.5 hours. May in Fort Collins sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Trails

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Horsetooth Mountain Open Space ©
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Denver attractions website.

You can drive from Fort Collins to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for home.

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Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church

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