12 days in Colorado Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Itinerary

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12 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + shuttle:  18​h
1
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Ouray
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Stockholm

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Dillon Reservoir and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip app

Stockholm, Sweden to Breckenridge is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in July, expect Breckenridge to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dillon Reservoir

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Doc Holliday's Grave and then explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. Keep things going the next day: choose your vessel at Blue Sky Adventures and then explore the activities along Hanging Lake.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs online travel planner

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, daytime highs in Glenwood Springs are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rifle Falls
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Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake
Blue Sky Adventures ©
Blue Sky Adventures
Doc Holliday's Grave ©
Doc Holliday's Grave

3
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, and then admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): trek along Horsethief Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ouray travel route planner

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, you will find days in Ouray are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall ©
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin

3
nights
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.
Head to Kirk's Mountain Adventures Llc and Brownfield'sfor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Emerald Lake Trail and Old Fall River Road. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rocky Mountain National Park: The Taffy Shop (in Estes Park) and The Beach at Grand Lake (in Grand Lake). There's still lots to do: cruise along Trail Ridge Road, look for gifts at Laura's Fine Candy, shop like a local with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan.

Find out how to plan Rocky Mountain National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ouray to Rocky Mountain National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Estes Park, The Beach at Grand Lake
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The Beach at Grand Lake ©
The Beach at Grand Lake
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©
Laura's Fine Candy ©
Laura's Fine Candy

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