8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation builder

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Denver
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
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Vail
Drive
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Rifle
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Aspen
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Denver

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.
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Houston to Denver is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in June, expect nights in Denver to be much colder, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 83°F. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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 Garden of the Gods as well as National Museum of World War II Aviation. On the 18th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Cheyenne Mountain State Park and then hike along Seven Bridges Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs tour builder website.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Breckenridge

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for gifts at The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge, then grab your bike and head to Sawmill Creek Trail, and then don't miss a visit to The O2 Lounge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Breckenridge online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Colorado Springs in June, plan for colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 60°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 45°F. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vail.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Shopping

Vail

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
You've now added Vail Valley to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): wander the streets of Vail Valley.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vail online holiday maker.

Drive from Breckenridge to Vail in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in June, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rifle.

Things to do in Vail

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip

Rifle

The City of Rifle is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Rifle Falls.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rifle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vail to Rifle takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Vail in June, plan for much warmer days in Rifle, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rifle

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Thermal Spas. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs tour itinerary planning tool.

Glenwood Springs is just a short distance from Rifle. When traveling from Rifle in June, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Aspen

— 1 night

Rocky Mountain High

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.
To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Aspen itinerary planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Aspen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, you will find days in Aspen are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

You've now added Colorado Sightseer to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: see the top attractions with Colorado Sightseer and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Denver day trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Aspen to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Aspen in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 55°F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.