6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Boulder
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Lake
— 2 nights
Drive
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Frisco
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Shuttle to Denver International Airport, Fly to Atlanta

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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 9th (Wed), examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Denver online vacation planner.

Atlanta to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in September, expect Denver to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Boulder

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Thu), stop by Art Parts Creative Reuse Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Boulder itinerary planner.

Boulder is just a stone's throw from Denver. In September in Boulder, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Boulder

Nature · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Grand Lake

— 2 nights
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Forest Canyon Overlook, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then stroll through Never Summer Ranch.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Lake vacation planner.

Drive from Boulder to Grand Lake in 2.5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Boulder in September: highs in Grand Lake hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 33°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for Frisco.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Frisco

The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. On the 13th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Frisco Historic Park and Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Frisco itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Lake to Frisco in 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Lake in September: high temperatures in Frisco hover around 58°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Frisco

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Main Street, then grab your bike and head to Wellington Trail, and then go for a walk through Fairy Forest.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip builder.

Breckenridge is just a stone's throw from Frisco. In September, daytime highs in Breckenridge are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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.