13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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Denver

— 2 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.
Denver Botanic Gardens has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll through Denver Botanic Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Mount Falcon Castle Trail, don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Ridge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Denver road trip website.

Miami to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Miami in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Denver: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 2 nights
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take a stroll through Downtown Estes Park, get a taste of the local shopping with The Studio Fine Art and Framing, then take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Brownfield's, then view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Center of Estes Park Gallery, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

On the 21st (Sat), cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Laws Whiskey House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, then walk around Four Mile Historic Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of LoDo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

Getting from Estes Park to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Breckenridge

— 2 nights

Colorado's Kingdom

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.
Get outdoors at Fairy Forest and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at South Park City Museum and Vail Valley. And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, take a stroll around Riverwalk Center, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge trip maker.

Getting from Denver to Breckenridge by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

To find out how to plan a trip to Colorado Springs, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in August, plan for much warmer days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 83°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Denver holiday website.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.