3 days in Breckenridge, Vail & Aspen Itinerary

3 days in Breckenridge, Vail & Aspen Itinerary

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Breckenridge
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Vail
— 1 night
Drive
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Aspen
— 1 night
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Fly to Denver, Foot to Denver Airport Station, Train to Denver

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Main Street.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Breckenridge trip builder site.

Denver to Breckenridge is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. While traveling from Denver, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 43°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vail.

Vail

— 1 night

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vail online vacation planner.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Vail in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Vail, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. You will leave for Aspen on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Aspen

— 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Independence Pass. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Aspen travel route planner.

Drive from Vail to Aspen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Vail, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive