10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durango
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palmer Park and Criterium Bicycles. Get outdoors at Manitou Springs Incline and Red Rock Canyon Open Space. The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, see where the action happens at Olympic Training Center, stop by Old Colorado City, and explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary website.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. 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 May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Colorado Springs, with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum, then head outdoors with Christy Sports Ski and Snowboard, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Peak 9. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Barney Ford Victorian House, look for gifts at Alpine Sports, and then hike along Mineral Belt Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Breckenridge trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in May, expect nights in Breckenridge to be slightly colder, around 31°F, while days are colder, around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Aspen

— 2 nights

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), stop by Snowmass Sports, tee off at Snowmass Club Golf Course, and then grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail. On your second day here, hike along Crater Lake Trail and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Aspen Brewing Company.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Aspen journey tool.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in June, you will find days in Aspen are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Durango

— 2 nights
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stop by Honeyville, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Durango Hot Springs, and then grab your bike and head to The Colorado Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at Toh-Atin Gallery, then delve into the lush surroundings at San Juan National Forest, and then hike along Animas River Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Durango online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Durango takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in June, you will find days in Durango are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.