6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 1 day
Drive
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Frisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): experience the excitement of Back In A Flash Chiropractic & Massage.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Denver online holiday planner.

Austin to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in December, expect Denver to be much colder, temps between 43°F and 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Wildlife · Nightlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 1st (Fri), fly down the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort, stroll the grounds of Linwood Cemetery, then take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Drive from Denver to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in January, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 17°F, while days are slightly colder, around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Spas

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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 2nd (Sat): look for gifts at Alpine Sports, fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports, then examine the collection at Barney Ford Victorian House, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Breckenridge vacation maker.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Breckenridge are 25°F, while nighttime lows are 14°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Frisco.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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Frisco

The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): look for gifts at Frisco Emporium.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Frisco route builder website.

Frisco is just a stone's throw from Breckenridge. In January, daytime highs in Frisco are 25°F, while nighttime lows are 14°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Frisco

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, then view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, then surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, and finally take an in-depth tour of United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online journey planner.

Getting from Frisco to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Frisco in January, plan for much warmer days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 46°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.