5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, thensee the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs journey planning website.

Austin to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in December: highs in Colorado Springs hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum

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Breckenridge

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 21st (Mon), fly down the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park, stroll around Carter Park, thenmake a trip to Main Street, and finally fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in December, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around °F, while days are colder, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Frisco Adventure Park
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Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park
Carter Park ©
Carter Park
Blue River Sports ©
Blue River Sports

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Estes Park

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), see Off-Road Tours, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park trip planner.

Drive from Breckenridge to Estes Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Breckenridge in December, you will find days in Estes Park are much warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Tours Outdoors Spas
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Off-Road Tours
Spas
Dancing Pines Distillery ©
Dancing Pines Distillery

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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.
On the 23rd (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, and then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

Plan trip to Denver with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Estes Park to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Denver, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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