5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Raleigh
Fly:  6 h
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Raleigh

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Benson Park Sculpture Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, thensteep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Denver online travel route planner.

Raleigh to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Raleigh to Denver due to the time zone difference. In February, Denver is slightly colder than Raleigh - with highs of 45°F and lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Benson Park Sculpture Garden
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Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Barney Ford Victorian House, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenstop by Alpine Sports, thensample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Breckenridge Distillery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Breckenridge vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February, Breckenridge is a bit cooler than Denver - with highs of 26°F and lows of 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Breweries & Distilleries Spas Shopping
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Spas
Breckenridge Distillery ©
Breckenridge Distillery
Barney Ford Victorian House ©
Barney Ford Victorian House

2
nights
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, thendo a tasting at Hermosa Vineyards, thenstop by Enstrom's, and finally stop by Downtown Grand Junction.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Junction trip planner.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Grand Junction in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Breckenridge in February, plan for warmer days in Grand Junction, with highs around 48°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°F. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Palisade
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Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards
Enstrom's ©
Enstrom's
Talon Winery ©
Talon Winery

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