11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Cañon City
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
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Cañon City

— 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 19th (Tue), do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, hike along Tunnel Drive, and then stroll through Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Royal Gorge Anglers and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cañon City trip itinerary builder tool.

New York City to Cañon City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Cañon City due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Cañon City when traveling from New York City in April, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Transportation

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.
On the 21st (Thu), get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop and then get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Downtown Manitou Springs, get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc, and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cañon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, Colorado Springs is a bit cooler than Cañon City - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Boulder

— 2 nights

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): gain insight at University of Colorado at Boulder, then make a splash at Water World, and then walk around Colorado Chautauqua: Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Eldorado Canyon and then don't miss a visit to Pearl Street Mall.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Boulder online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Boulder in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Boulder are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 25th (Mon), get great views at Forest Canyon Overlook, admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Boulder to Rocky Mountain National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

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 27th (Wed): get outside with Christy Sports Ski and Snowboard, then don't miss a visit to Main Street, then see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Peak 9. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at Breckenridge Bliss Massage Therapy, then head outdoors with Christy Sports Ski and Snowboard, then get outside with Christy Sports - Ski & Patio, and finally take a memorable tour with Georgetown Loop Railroad.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Breckenridge road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. While traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 35°F to lows of 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Nature · Parks · Tours · Spas

Side Trips

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.