10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
2
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
5
Denver
— 1 night

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Family-friendly places like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

Chicago to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 39°F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

2
nights
Breckenridge

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 9th (Wed), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wellington Trail, and then take in the pleasant sights at Fairy Forest.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge day trip planning site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, expect nights in Breckenridge to be slightly colder, around 32°F, while days are much colder, around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Keep things going the next day: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs day trip site.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October in Glenwood Springs, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Spas
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in October, you will find days in Rocky Mountain National Park are warmer (69°F), and nights are a bit warmer (39°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

1
night
Denver

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.
To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Denver tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. In October in Denver, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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