15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
+2
Fly + foot + train:  14​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Canon City
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Estes Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Cherry Creek Shopping Center. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Barn Antiques and Specialty Shops, browse the different shops at Outlets at Castle Rock, and then look for gifts at Tattered Cover Bookstore.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Denver day trip website .

Stockholm, Sweden to Denver is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Stockholm in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

#Shopping, #Childrens Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Castle Rock, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Pearl Street Mall
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Outlets at Castle Rock ©
Outlets at Castle Rock
The Barn Antiques and Specialty Shops ©
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods and then identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Downtown Manitou Springs, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Creek Nature Center, and then identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online vacation maker .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Downtown Manitou Springs
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few
hours
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 6th (Fri), learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey and then look for all kinds of wild species at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Canon City trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Canon City by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Colorado Springs in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Canon City, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Canon City

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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.
Head to Blue River Sports and Outlets at Silverthornefor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Olive Fusion. When in Breckenridge, make a side trip to see Copper Mountain in Copper Mountain, approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Ready Paint Fire! and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Breckenridge trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Canon City to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Canon City in April, expect nights in Breckenridge to be little chillier, around -7°C, while days are colder, around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Copper Mountain, Outlets at Silverthorne
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Blue River Sports ©
Blue River Sports
Spas & Wellness
Ready Paint Fire! ©
Ready Paint Fire!

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Snowmass Sports and Hanging Lake. Take a break from Glenwood Springs with a short trip to Aspen Snowmass in Snowmass Village, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: test the waters at a local thermal spa, pause for some photo ops at Doc Holliday's Grave, and look for gifts at Sioux Villa Curio.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snowmass Village
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Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Thermal Spas
Snowmass Sports ©
Snowmass Sports

2
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for gifts at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then stop by Glen Haven General Store, then stop by Laura's Fine Candy, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach at Grand Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, look for gifts at Brownfield's, then stop by The Taffy Shop, then stop by The Taffy Shop, and finally look for gifts at Scot's Sporting Goods.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and car. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in April, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

The Beach at Grand Lake, Glen Haven General Store
Highlights from your plan
Glen Haven General Store ©
Glen Haven General Store
The Beach at Grand Lake ©
The Beach at Grand Lake
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©

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