5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado tour builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Idaho Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Georgetown
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Denver International Airport, Fly to Charlotte

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Denver

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church. On the next day, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Molly Brown House Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner.

Charlotte to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charlotte to Denver. In December, Denver is slightly colder than Charlotte - with highs of 43°F and lows of 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Idaho Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Idaho Springs

— 1 night
The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Idaho Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Denver to Idaho Springs in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Denver, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Idaho Springs, ranging from highs of 17°F to lows of 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Georgetown.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Museums · Shopping

Georgetown

The historic Town of Georgetown is the Territorial Charter Municipality that is the county seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Hamill House Museum, see the interesting displays at Georgetown Firefighting Museum, and then enjoy some diversion at Foster's Place Playground.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Georgetown trip itinerary maker site.

Georgetown is just a stone's throw from Idaho Springs. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Georgetown

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Breckenridge

— 2 nights

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.
On the 13th (Sun), hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, then trot along with Sage Outdoor Adventures, and then test your team's savvy at Frisco Escape Room.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Georgetown to Breckenridge by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Georgetown in December: high temperatures in Breckenridge hover around 25°F and lows are around 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.