9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Estes Park
— 1 night
2
Breckenridge
— 1 night
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
4
Pueblo
— 1 night
5
Rocky Ford
— 1 night
6
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
7
Denver
— 2 nights

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night
Estes Park

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.
For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip planner.

New York City to Estes Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Estes Park are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are slightly colder (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
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Off-Road Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

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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.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Vail Pass Path, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, don't miss a visit to Main Street, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Fairy Forest, and finally grab your bike and head to Wellington Trail.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Estes Park in June, plan for cooler days in Breckenridge, with highs around °F, while nights are little chillier with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Trails
Highlights from your plan
Vail Pass Path ©
Vail Pass Path

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Buena Vista online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Buena Vista takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in June: highs in Buena Vista hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pueblo.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

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Pueblo

Pueblo ©
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. On the 8th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Pueblo Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, and then head outdoors with Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Pueblo trip planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Pueblo in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in June: high temperatures in Pueblo hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rocky Ford.

Things to do in Pueblo

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pueblo Zoo ©
Pueblo Zoo
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo ©
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum ©
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum

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Rocky Ford

Rocky Ford ©
Rocky Ford is a Statutory City located in Otero County, Colorado, United States. On the 9th (Tue), look for gifts at Knapps Farm Market.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Ford route planner.

Traveling by car from Pueblo to Rocky Ford takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Rocky Ford are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Ford

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Knapps Farm Market ©
Knapps Farm Market

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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.
On the 10th (Wed), walk around Garden of the Gods.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rocky Ford to Colorado Springs takes 2 hours. In June, Colorado Springs is a bit cooler than Rocky Ford - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens and then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Denver planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Denver, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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