9 days in Princeton, Denver & Prescott Itinerary

9 days in Princeton, Denver & Prescott Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Princeton
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Prescott
— 2 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Princeton

— 2 nights

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, test your problem-solving skills at Amazing Escape Room Princeton, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Catholic Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Church. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Nassau Hall, then deepen your understanding at Princeton University, and then hit the best photo ops around with Princeton Photo Workshop.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Princeton travel app.

Phoenix to Princeton is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Princeton is 2 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in August, expect nights in Princeton to be little chillier, around 64°F, while days are much colder, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Princeton

Classes · Tours · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Denver

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop (in Cascade), Colorado Springs (Garden of the Gods & Penrose Heritage Museum) and Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and explore the activities along Crown Hill Park.

Make your Denver itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Princeton to Denver in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Princeton to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Princeton in August, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prescott.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Prescott

— 2 nights
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area, view the masterpieces at Newman Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lynx Lake Recreation Area, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Goldwater Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Van Gogh's Ear Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, then trek along Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Heritage Park Zoo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Prescott trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Prescott takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors