6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Canon City
— 1 night

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 26th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and then put a fun spin on your tour with The Crooked Key.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Chicago to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for much colder nights in Steamboat Springs, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
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Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get great views at Forest Canyon Overlook, explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, then take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass, and finally stroll through Emerald Lake Trail.

Plan a Rocky Mountain National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, Rocky Mountain National Park is somewhat warmer than Steamboat Springs - with highs of 89°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Parks
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Forest Canyon Overlook ©
Forest Canyon Overlook

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Denver

Denver ©

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 28th (Fri): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. August in Denver sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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Breckenridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Fairy Forest, then go for a walk through Vail Pass Path, and then kick your exploration up a notch at KODI Rafting in Colorado.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Breckenridge trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Denver to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for cooler days in Breckenridge, with highs around 62°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
KODI Rafting in Colorado ©
KODI Rafting in Colorado
Vail Pass Path ©
Vail Pass Path

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, then take a pleasant ride with Mt Princeton Riding Stables & Equestrian Center, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista visit planner.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Buena Vista takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in August, you will find days in Buena Vista are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours

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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, CaƱon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): see the world from above with Royal Gorge Helitours, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then whizz through the canopy at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Canon City attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Canon City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in August: high temperatures in Canon City hover around 89°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
Royal Gorge Helitours ©
Royal Gorge Helitours

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