9 days in Roanoke & Denver Itinerary

9 days in Roanoke & Denver Itinerary

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Roanoke
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Roanoke

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Appreciate the collections at Virginia Museum of Transportation and Lee Chapel and Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Stonewall Jackson House and Roanoke Valley Greenways. Change things up with these side-trips from Roanoke: Smithfield Plantation (in Blacksburg), Cascade Falls (in Pembroke) and Sinking Creek Covered Bridge (in Newport). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Booker T. Washington National Monument, see the interesting displays at O. Winston Link Museum, admire the majestic nature at Smith Mountain Lake State Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Roanoke road trip website.

New York City to Roanoke is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Roanoke, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Roanoke

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and National Ballpark Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lookout Mountain and Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Eldorado Canyon State Park (in Eldorado Springs), Argo Mill and Tunnel (in Idaho Springs) and Boulder (Eldorado Canyon, Flagstaff Mountain, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, cruise along Guanella Pass, and take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Denver sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Roanoke to Denver in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Roanoke to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Roanoke in September, Denver is little chillier at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips