16 days in Colorado & Omaha Itinerary

16 days in Colorado & Omaha Itinerary

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Denver
— 6 nights
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Breckenridge
— 3 nights
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Omaha
— 1 night
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Denver

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Emerald Lake Trail. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens and admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Denver online trip builder.

Chicago to Denver is an approximately 16-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Chicago in July since evenings lows in Denver dip to 60°F. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Emerald Lake Trail
4.9
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Emerald Lake Trail
4.9

3
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Breckenridge

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes McCullough Gulch as well as Blue Lakes. There's more to do: make a trip to Main Street and explore and take pictures at Boreas Pass Road.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Breckenridge route app.

You can drive from Denver to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Denver in July: highs in Breckenridge hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails

3
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Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Crater Lake Trail as well as American Lake Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Independence Pass and walk around The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Aspen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Aspen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in August, you will find days in Aspen are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Independence Pass ©
Scenic Drive
Independence Pass
4.8
American Lake Trail ©
Hiking Trail
American Lake Trail
4.9

2
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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.
You've now added Garden of the Gods to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll around Garden of the Gods. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs journey builder app.

Getting from Aspen to Colorado Springs by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in August: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 83°F and lows are around 56°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
4.5

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Omaha

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Omaha vacation maker website.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Omaha in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, Omaha is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. On the 9th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors

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