12 days in Charlotte, Denver & Boise Itinerary

12 days in Charlotte, Denver & Boise Itinerary

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12 days in Charlotte, Denver & Boise Itinerary

Seattle
Fly:  7​h
Charlotte
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Denver
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
Boise
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Seattle

4
days
Charlotte

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Carowinds and The Lazy 5 Ranch. Go for a jaunt from Charlotte to Asheboro to see North Carolina Zoo about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, engage your brain at Discovery Place, examine the collection at Billy Graham Library, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Charlotte travel planner.

Seattle to Charlotte is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Charlotte due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Charlotte at 91°F and lows at 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Lazy 5 Ranch, SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium, North Carolina Zoo
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Discovery Place Science
Carowinds
North Carolina Zoo

6
days
Denver

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.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Carousel of Happiness. When in Denver, make a side trip to see Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, admire the striking features of Downtown Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Denver travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Charlotte to Denver in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Charlotte in July, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, Water World, Pearl Street Mall, River Rafting & Tubing, Carousel of Happiness
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Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
River Rafting & Tubing

2
days
Boise

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 25th (Tue), make a splash at Roaring Springs Waterpark. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary Site, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Boise itinerary builder.

You can fly from Denver to Boise in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Denver in July, you will find days in Boise are somewhat warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Theme Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Roaring Springs Water Park
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Roaring Springs Water Park
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary Site

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