Denver Itinerary 2 Days

Things to See in Denver in 2 days

If you are looking for the best things to see in Denver in 2 days, these are the attractions you must include in your Denver itinerary for 2 days. Explore further to plan a perfect trip of 2 days in Denver.

This Plan is Good for You if You Are:

  • Visiting Denver for the first time and have 2 days in hand
  • Looking for places to visit in 2 days in Denver
  • Staying in Denver and wondering how to spend 2 days in Denver with family and kids
  • Backpacker planning to spend 48 hours in Denver
  • Want to create Denver itinerary on your own
  • Planning weekend vacation of 2 days in Denver

Recommended Itineraries for Spending 2 Days

Recent Itineraries for 2 Days in Denver

Here are the recent itineraries by tourists who have visited Denver. Stop wondering what to do for 2 days in Denver as these trip plans will help you decide easily. Select any of the customised itineraries and modify it according to your preference to have a great weekend in Denver.

Itinerary for a Perfect Weekend of Days in Denver

Nestled by the foot of the magnificent Rocky Mountains, Denver is the capital of the state, Colorado. While the rugged landscapes bordering it offers many outdoor activities, Denver has vibrant neighborhoods within the city that tempt you to stay back. It has quite a few attractions to keep you occupied by the day and a plethora of brewpubs to let you have a blast at night. If you are planning to spend 2 days in Denver, then take a look at this itinerary below and know how you can utilize your limited time to the optimum.

How to spend 2 days in Denver?

Day 1 of Denver Itinerary 2 Days

Start off your first day in Denver by having a delicious breakfast at a cozy cafe.

Then make your way towards Colorado Convention Center's big blue bear. Titled as 'I see what you mean', this giant bear sculpture is a must not miss when you are in Denver. After admiring the peering curious big bear, head towards Colorado State Capitol building. Opt for a free tour of this historic building to gain thorough information about it. It was constructed in between 1886-1908 and exhibits the Neoclassical style of architecture.

Then make a beeline for 16th Street Mall - one of the most vibrant streets of Denver. The best thing to do here is a leisurely stroll along the street while window shopping, watching people, and admiring the architecture.

If you are hungry, you may try a variety of dishes at the food carts lined along this street. Keep walking along the 16th Street mall and head northwest from the Colorado State Capitol. Eventually, you will reach Larimer Square. This pretty square is marked with Victorian-era buildings and canopy lights. If you did not have street food at the 16th Street mall, then grab a quick lunch at one of the many restaurants in this area.

After lunch, head towards the Union Station. Situated in the Lower Downtown neighborhood of the city, this prime railway station dates back to the 19th century. Then take a 1-hour tour of the Wynkoop Brewery. Denver is home to numerous breweries and brewpubs, but Wynkoop has to be one of the finest. It was found in 1988 and was the first craft brewery in the city.

End your day by having a sumptuous dinner. You may even go pub hopping to taste the nightlife of Denver.

Day 2 of Denver Itinerary 2 Days

Let the first half of your second day in Denver be spent in museum hopping. Let your first stop of the day be Denver Art Museum. The museum dates back to 1893 and has an extensive collection of more than 70,000 artworks.

Then make your way towards History Colorado Center. Established in an eco-friendly building, this museum is the right place to visit if you wish to know more about the state history.

Next, head towards Denver Museum of Nature & Science. This is one of the best places to visit if your traveling with a kid to Denver. The museum was opened in 1900 and showcase the natural history of Colorado, Earth, and the universe through its numerous exhibits. If you wish you may even visit the Clyfford Still Museum which showcases abstract paintings. After an eventful first half of the day, have lunch to satisfy your appetite.

The remaining time of the day is to be spent shopping in Denver. Cherry Creek Shopping Center and Cherry Creek north located across the shopping center are two attractive destinations to shop till you drop.

Refer to this 2-day Denver itinerary during your visit to the city and you will be able to thoroughly explore the city.

Tours and Activities in Denver for 2 Days

Booking tours and tickets for popular attractions saves a lot of your time spent in a queue. Below are some of the tours and tickets recommended for 2 days in Denver

Best Hotels in Denver for 2 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their Denver itinerary 2 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With Less Days in Hand

With limited time in hand, explore our travel ideas for 1 day in Denver. During a short day trip you may visit the important attractions in Denver.

With More Days in Hand

With more than 2 days in hand, you can comfortably spend more time at famous attractions in Denver. Plan lunch or dinner at the best restaurants, enjoy night-outs, indulge in adventure activites. Explore 3 days and 4 days trip ideas for Denver.

What Next?

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