6 days in Chicago, Breckenridge & Denver Itinerary

6 days in Chicago, Breckenridge & Denver Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
Fly

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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

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Springfield to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Springfield in May: highs in Chicago hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Breckenridge

— 1 night

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 18th (Tue), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then go for a walk through Vail Pass Path, then grab your bike and head to Vail Recreation Path, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Breckenridge online route planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Breckenridge in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Breckenridge is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in May, with highs in Breckenridge at 44°F and lows at 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Adventure · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Denver

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hidee Gold Mine, then go deep underground at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting and then examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver day trip website.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Breckenridge in May, expect nights in Denver to be a bit warmer, around 43°F, while days are much warmer, around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips