11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Drive:  19​h
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Fairplay
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Vail
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Broomfield
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h 30​min
End: Cincinnati

1
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.
On the 27th (Mon), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Denver online visit planner .

Cincinnati to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cincinnati to Denver is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cincinnati in May, with highs in Denver at 66°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Nightlife Childrens Museums
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Olympic Training Center, Focus on the Family Welcome Center and Bookstore and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Keep things going the next day: get all the information you need at Focus on the Family Welcome Center and Bookstore, then don't miss a visit to Olympic Training Center, then meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 42°F at night. You'll set off for Fairplay on the 30th (Thu).

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Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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day
Fairplay

Fairplay ©
Fairplay is the statutory town that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Park County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore and take pictures at American Safari Ranch and then see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fairplay trip maker .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Fairplay by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in May, things will get a bit cooler in Fairplay: highs are around 52°F and lows about 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vail.

Things to do in Fairplay

Historic Sites
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South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
American Safari Ranch ©
American Safari Ranch

2
nights
Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): fly down the slopes at Ski Cooper. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Vail Recreation Path.

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You can drive from Fairplay to Vail in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Fairplay in May, expect nights in Vail to be about the same, around 31°F, while days are little chillier, around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Keystone.

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Ski Cooper
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Ski Cooper ©
Ski Cooper

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone
Keystone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Arapahoe Basin has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): hit the slopes at Arapahoe Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Summit Lake Park, then hit the slopes at Keystone Ranch Resort, and then examine the collection at Dillon Schoolhouse Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Keystone attractions planner .

Getting from Fairplay to Keystone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Fairplay in June, you will find days in Keystone are little chillier (51°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

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Broomfield

Broomfield ©
Broomfield, officially the City and County of Broomfield is a consolidated city and county in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park as well as The Beach at Grand Lake. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll through The Beach at Grand Lake, get a dose of the wild on Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park, and then explore the activities along Waneka Lake Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): hit the slopes at Winter Park Resort.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Broomfield online trip maker .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Broomfield in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Broomfield when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, with lows around 44°F. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fairplay.

Things to do in Broomfield

Winter Sports Outdoors Wildlife

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Winter Park Resort
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Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort

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