9 days in Denver & Palo Alto Itinerary

9 days in Denver & Palo Alto Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Denver
— 6 nights
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Palo Alto
— 2 nights
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Denver

— 6 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to The Sasquatch Outpost (in Bailey), North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop (in Cascade) and Idaho Springs (Historical Society of Idaho Springs & Summit Lake Park). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver online attractions planner.

San Francisco to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Palo Alto.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Palo Alto

— 2 nights
Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States.Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford Sr. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Stanford Memorial Church, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University, then explore the world behind art at Cantor Arts Center, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at San Gregorio State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Lomond Recreation Area, and then trek along Skyline to the Sea Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Palo Alto driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Palo Alto takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Palo Alto due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Palo Alto: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Palo Alto

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips