19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Golden
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Colorado Springs

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Big Sun Photography Tours, Coors Brewery, The Wild Animal Sanctuary, and other attractions you added. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and Expanding Minds Unlimited - The Colorado Springs Children's Museum. Step out of Colorado Springs with an excursion to Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo in Pueblo--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at 300 Days of Shine, walk around Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Colorado Springs. In March, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Golden, Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo, 300 Days of Shine, Flatirons, The Wild Animal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
The Wild Animal Sanctuary ©
The Wild Animal Sanctuary

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roxborough State Park, Stem Ciders, Colorado Sightseer, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Loveland Pass, trek along Blue River Trail, explore the striking landscape at Byers Canyon, then don't miss a visit to Ice Castles, then explore the activities along Rainbow Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Crown Hill Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Downtown Aquarium, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stem Ciders.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver tour builder site .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. In April in Denver, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 34°F at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ice Castles, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, Blue River Trail, Byers Canyon, Loveland Pass
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fairy Forest, Quandary Peak, Mohawk Lake Trail, and other attractions. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Breckenridge: Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail) and Keystone Ski Area (in Keystone). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Main Street.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Breckenridge itinerary planner .

You can drive from Denver to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Denver in April, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 35°F by day to 22°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maroon Bells, Keystone Ski Area, Vail Mountain Resort
Highlights from your plan
Keystone Ski Area ©
Keystone Ski Area
Sawmill Reservoir ©
Sawmill Reservoir
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

3
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc, explore the galleries of Miramont Castle Museum, and then explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Manitou Springs road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Manitou Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in April, you will find days in Manitou Springs are much warmer (57°F), and nights are a bit warmer (30°F). On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Golden.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors Theme Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc

3
nights
Golden

Golden ©
Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
You've now added Lookout Mountain to your itinerary. Attractions like Winter Park Resort and Argo Mill and Tunnel make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Golden: River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, look for gifts at The Soap Shop, and take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Golden journey planning website .

You can drive from Manitou Springs to Golden in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Manitou Springs in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Golden, with lows of 36°F. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Golden

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Carousel of Happiness, Winter Park Resort
Highlights from your plan
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
River Rafting & Tubing
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort

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