11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

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Denver
— 3 nights
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Winter Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cañon City
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
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Denver

— 3 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Dinosaur Ridge and Robert Clement Park. Explore hidden gems such as Boulder Creek Path and Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Bear Creek Lake Park (in Lakewood), Eldorado Canyon State Park (in Eldorado Springs) and Boulder (Mesa Trail & Mount Sanitas Trail). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Denver road trip app.

Philadelphia to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Denver, with lows of 60°F. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Winter Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Winter Park

— 3 nights
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Guanella Pass and The Beach at Grand Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Adams Falls Trail and Spas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Winter Park: Images of Rocky Mountain National Park (in Estes Park), Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs) and Winding River Resort Stables (in Grand Lake). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Bierstadt Lake and identify plant and animal life at Vasquez Peak Wilderness.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Winter Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Winter Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in July, things will get cooler in Winter Park: highs are around 53°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Winter Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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 14th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Fairy Forest. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Windrider of the Rockies, then trek along Lily Pad Lake, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally stop by Alpine Sports.

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You can drive from Winter Park to Breckenridge in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Winter Park in July, with highs in Breckenridge at 65°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Tours

Side Trips

Cañon City

— 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, admire the striking features of The Abbey Events Complex, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally trek along Tunnel Drive.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cañon City route maker app.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Cañon City in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Cañon City, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Denver planner.

Traveling by car from Cañon City to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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.