5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
4
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Tampa, Florida

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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.
To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip site.

Tampa to Denver is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Tampa, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 52°F. You will leave for Breckenridge on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting as well as Maroon Bells. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, stroll through Spruce Creek Trail, and then make a short side trip with Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Denver to Breckenridge by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Denver in September, plan for much colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 58°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting, Maroon Bells
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting ©
Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline and then stroll around Red Rock Canyon Open Space. On your second day here, stop by Old Colorado City, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then step into the grandiose world of Glen Eyrie Castle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in September: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Manitou Springs Incline
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Glen Eyrie Castle ©
Glen Eyrie Castle

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night
Denver

Denver ©
On the 12th (Mon), see a show at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

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Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Nightlife

Side Trip

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
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Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre ©
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

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