5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
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Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Estes Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Breckenridge
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
4
Rifle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Fruita
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Denver

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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.
To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Denver sightseeing planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Denver. In September in Denver, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off toEstes Park.

Things to do in Denver

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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.
On the 2nd (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park online day trip planner .

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

Spas
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Spas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Breckenridge vacation builder tool .

Drive from Estes Park to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Estes Park, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Rifle.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games

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Rifle

Rifle
The City of Rifle is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Rifle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Rifle takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Breckenridge in September, expect nights in Rifle to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are much hotter, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fruita.

Things to do in Rifle

Outdoors Parks Nature

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Fruita

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The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kids will enjoy Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey and John McConnell Math and Science Center. When in Fruita, make a side trip to see Arches National Park in Moab, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Colorado National Monument and wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fruita trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rifle to Fruita in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rifle in September since evenings lows in Fruita dip to 54°F. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Fruita

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Grand Junction, Arches National Park
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Arches National Park
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Colorado National Monument

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