5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  30​min
1
Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Frisco
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
4
Breckenridge
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Denver

1
night
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): experience the excitement of Carousel of Happiness.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Boulder trip planner.

Denver to Boulder is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Benson Park Sculpture Garden, Carousel of Happiness
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Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Colorado Chautauqua: Park ©
Colorado Chautauqua: Park

2
nights
Estes Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Estes Park road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Boulder to Estes Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Frisco.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Spas

1
night
Frisco

Frisco ©
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Frisco trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Frisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in October, expect nights in Frisco to be little chillier, around 0°C, while days are much colder, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Frisco

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Guanella Pass, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens ©
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

few
hours
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.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Breckenridge online tour itinerary builder .

Breckenridge is very close to Frisco. October in Breckenridge sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Tours

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