15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Snowmass Village
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, childrens museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Coors Field, look for gifts at Tattered Cover Book Store, steep yourself in history at Union Station, Denver, CO, and take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Denver road trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Denver is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. While traveling from Manchester, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

4
nights
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.
Colorado Springs is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, examine the collection at The Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, and admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Breckenridge: Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail) and Keystone Ski Area (in Keystone). On the 24th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Main Street and stop by Breckenridge Hat Co.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Breckenridge trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Colorado Springs in April, plan for much colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 1°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Vail Mountain Resort, Keystone Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Keystone Ski Area ©
Keystone Ski Area

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.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the activities along Hanging Lake and then trek along Hanging Lake Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: test the waters at a local thermal spa and then choose your vessel at Blue Sky Adventures.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip planner .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

1
night
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aspen Paragliding. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area and then get a bird's-eye view with Aspen Paragliding. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Snowmass Sports and then fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Snowmass Village online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Snowmass Village by car takes about an hour. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Snowmass Village, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, Aspen Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Aspen Paragliding ©
Aspen Paragliding
Snowmass Sports ©
Snowmass Sports

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