10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
Buena Vista
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
8
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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night
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.
To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary maker site .

Dallas to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Denver is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Dallas in June, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Denver: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 55°F at night. On the 8th (Sat), you're off toBreckenridge.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge planning tool .

Getting from Denver to Breckenridge by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for much colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 60°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 45°F. On the 9th (Sun), you're off toGlenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Tours

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nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
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.
On the 10th (Mon), hike along Hanging Lake Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs attractions planner .

Drive from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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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.
You've now added Maroon Bells to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells and then make a trip to Independence Pass.

You can plan Aspen trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Aspen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, expect nights in Aspen to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
On the 12th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park travel route planner .

You can drive from Aspen to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Aspen in June, things will get a bit warmer in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park: highs are around 89°F and lows about 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan

1
day
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 13th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa and then stroll around Buena Vista River Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista visit planner .

Drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Buena Vista in 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in June; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 79°F and lows reach 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks Nature Spas
Highlights from your plan
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

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nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Manitou Springs Incline.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Manitou Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Manitou Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

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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.
You've now added Pikes Peak to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): hike along Pikes Peak and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs tour itinerary planner .

Colorado Springs is just a short distance from Manitou Springs. In June, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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