17 days in Colorado Itinerary

17 days in Colorado Itinerary

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17 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen, Scotland
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Aberdeen, Scotland

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Boulder (Pearl Street Mall & Flatirons). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary maker site .

Aberdeen, UK to Denver is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Aberdeen to Denver. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aberdeen in April: highs in Denver hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Boulder
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake, and then explore and take pictures at Glacier Creek Stables.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Sprague Lake ©
Sprague Lake

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Breckenridge: Keystone Ski Area (in Keystone) and Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail). On the 18th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Main Street and stop by Breckenridge Hat Co.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Breckenridge tour planner .

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in April, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Keystone Ski Area, Vail Mountain Resort
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Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Keystone Ski Area ©
Keystone Ski Area
Breckenridge Hat Company ©
Breckenridge Hat Company

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Glenwood Springs side-trips: Snowmass Village (Snowmass Sports & Aspen Snowmass). Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Next up on the itinerary: test the waters at a local thermal spa and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Snowmass Village
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Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, look for gifts at Criterium Bicycles, and admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs route planner .

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Colorado Springs by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in April: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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

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