6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado visit planner

Make it your trip
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Estes Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
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Denver

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Denver Union Station.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Denver. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Fri), cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. On your second day here, stroll around Garden of the Gods and then take in breathtaking views at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Transportation

Side Trips

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the activities along Little Medano Creek and then stroll through High Dune Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve holiday site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Breckenridge

— 1 night

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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Breckenridge trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Breckenridge. While traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 46°F. You'll set off for Estes Park on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Estes Park

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stop by Brownfield's, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Estes Park holiday planner.

Drive from Breckenridge to Estes Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Breckenridge in August, you will find days in Estes Park are much hotter (89°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip maker app.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

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.