6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 day
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Boulder
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 1 night
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Steamboat 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.
On the 30th (Fri), do a tasting at Balistreri Vineyards, then snap pictures at Denver Millennium Bridge, and then sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

Plan my day in Denver using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 40°F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

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Boulder

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): work some fitness into your day at Boulder Creek Path, trek along Mesa Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Eldorado Canyon, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Avery Brewing Company.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Boulder trip itinerary planning tool.

Boulder is very close to Denver. October in Boulder sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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 1st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, and then admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boulder to Colorado Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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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 2nd (Mon), take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road, then tour the pleasant surroundings at McCullough Gulch, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Breckenridge trip maker website.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Colorado Springs in November, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 34°F by day to 22°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your trip

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Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, then grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail, then take in the local highlights with Dean's Aspen Tours, and finally pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen day trip planner.

Drive from Breckenridge to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): trek along Yampa River Core Trail and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Aspen to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in Steamboat Springs can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 20°F. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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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.