5 days in Estes Park & Breckenridge Itinerary

5 days in Estes Park & Breckenridge Itinerary

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5 days in Estes Park & Breckenridge Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Breckenridge
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
End: San Jose

3
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Photography Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake) and New Belgium Brewing (in Fort Collins). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stop by Purple Mountain Taffy Company, get answers to all your questions at Estes Park Visitor Center, and view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Estes Park trip planner .

San Jose to Estes Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Estes Park is 1 hour. When traveling from San Jose in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Collins, Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours
Photography Tours

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Main Street, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then go for a walk through Vail Pass Path, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Estes Park to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Estes Park in July: highs in Breckenridge hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Main Street ©
Main Street
Vail Pass Path ©
Vail Pass Path

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