8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Aspen
— 1 night
2
Breckenridge
— 1 night
3
Denver
— 2 nights
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

1
night
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blazing Adventures. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): see Blazing Adventures and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aspen trip builder site.

Detroit to Aspen is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Aspen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Blazing Adventures ©
Blazing Adventures
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Off-Road 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, thenget engrossed in the history at Frisco Historic Park and Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Boreas Pass Road.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip builder tool.

Getting from Aspen to Breckenridge by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Aspen in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Frisco
Highlights from your plan
Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

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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 (Thu), examine the collection at Forney Museum of Transportation, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, thenexplore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at History Colorado Center, thenbrowse the exhibits of Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House, thenexamine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Denver vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in July, you will find days in Denver are much warmer (°F), and nights are a bit warmer (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ©
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Clyfford Still Museum ©
Clyfford Still Museum

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Penrose Heritage Museum and Glen Eyrie Castle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and Western Museum of Mining and Industry. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Seven Bridges Trail, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, and admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip planning site.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Seven Bridges Trail ©
Seven Bridges Trail
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

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