3 days in Denver, Breckenridge & Aspen Itinerary

3 days in Denver, Breckenridge & Aspen Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 day
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Breckenridge
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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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Denver

— 1 day

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.
On the 19th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Denver route maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Denver. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Denver to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get great views at Independence Pass and then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Aspen trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Breckenridge to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in September: highs in Aspen hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive