10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Boulder
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

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Denver

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.
To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Denver itinerary maker website.

Ontario to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ontario in September: high temperatures in Denver hover around 79°F and lows are around 52°F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

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Boulder

Boulder ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): trek along Flatirons, hike along Mount Sanitas Trail, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Boulder Beer Company.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Boulder trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Denver to Boulder in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Boulder can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Flatirons
4.7

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Winding River Resort Stables, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Lake Nordic Center, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): trek along High Country Trails and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park travel route builder.

You can drive from Boulder to Rocky Mountain National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Breckenridge.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Equestrian Trail
Winding River Resort Stables
4.5
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Religious Site
Chapel on the Rock
4.9

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge

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 3rd (Wed): stroll through McCullough Gulch.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip planning site.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in October, you will find days in Breckenridge are much colder (47°F), and nights are little chillier (32°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Aspen

Aspen ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll through West Maroon Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grottos Trail, identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Creek Road.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Aspen online route builder.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Aspen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in October: highs in Aspen hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Maroon Bells
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Must see
Grottos Trail
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): trek along Palmer Park, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then get engrossed in the history at Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In October, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Aspen - with highs of 67°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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State Park
Mueller State Park
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Hiking Trail
Palmer Park
4.7

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