6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado holiday planner
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Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Granby
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Silverthorne
— 1 night
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Vail
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Breckenridge
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Denver
— 1 night
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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.
On the 13th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at United States Mint At Denver, then see the interesting displays at Forney Museum of Transportation, then make a trip to RiNo Art District, and finally sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Denver online day trip planner.

San Francisco to Denver is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Denver, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Denver is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.
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Estes Park — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): trek along Emerald Lake Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, then explore the activities along Sprague Lake, and finally trek along Lily Lake Trailhead.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Estes Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 50°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Granby.
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Granby

Granby is a statutory town which is the most populous municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Granby trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Estes Park to Granby by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Estes Park in September, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Granby: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 33°F at night. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Silverthorne.
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Silverthorne — 1 night

For people with the surname, see Silverthorne (surname).Silverthorne is a Home Rule Municipality that is the second most populous town in Summit County, Colorado. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): trek along Blue River Trail and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Silverthorne day trip planning app.

You can drive from Granby to Silverthorne in 1.5 hours. In September, Silverthorne is somewhat warmer than Granby - with highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.
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Vail

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Vail Resorts Nordic and Backcountry School.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Vail driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Silverthorne to Vail by car takes about an hour. September in Vail sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Breckenridge.
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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.
On the 16th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Barney Ford Museum, go for a walk through Fairy Forest, and then grab your bike and head to Sawmill Creek Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Breckenridge itinerary planner.

Drive from Vail to Breckenridge in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Denver.
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Denver — 1 night

Mile-High City

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol, sample the tasty concoctions at Coors Brewery, and then see a show at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver online route builder.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Breckenridge in September, expect nights in Denver to be a bit warmer, around 52°F, while days are much hotter, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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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.
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