6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary maker

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Denver
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Cañon City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Breckenridge
Drive
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Georgetown
— 1 night
Drive
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Central City
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 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 4th (Fri): do a tasting at Balistreri Vineyards and then explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planning website.

Sioux Falls to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Denver is minus 1 hour. In September in Denver, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Denver

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Cañon City

— 2 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours as well as Royal Gorge Route Railroad. On the 5th (Sat), examine the collection at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, then tour in style with Royal Gorge Route Railroad, then cruise along Skyline Drive, and finally whizz through the canopy at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cañon City route planning site.

Getting from Denver to Cañon City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Cañon City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Scenic Drive

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.
You've now added Country Boy Mine to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get your game on at Country Boy Mine.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Breckenridge trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Cañon City to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cañon City in September, you will find days in Breckenridge are cooler (58°F), and nights are slightly colder (43°F). On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Georgetown.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Fun & Games · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Georgetown

— 1 night
The historic Town of Georgetown is the Territorial Charter Municipality that is the county seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. On the 6th (Sun), engage your brain at Georgetown Energy Museum and then cruise along Guanella Pass.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Georgetown trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Georgetown takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Breckenridge in September: high temperatures in Georgetown hover around 46°F and lows are around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Central City.

Things to do in Georgetown

Childrens Museums · Scenic Drive · Museums · Outdoors

Central City

The City of Central, commonly known as Central City, is the Home Rule Municipality in Gilpin and Clear Creek counties that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gilpin County, Colorado, United States. For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Central City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Georgetown to Central City takes an hour. In September in Central City, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 33°F at night. You will leave for Rocky Mountain National Park on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Central City

Casinos · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Tours

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock, then see the interesting displays at Moraine Park Museum, then explore and take pictures at Old Fall River Road, and finally appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Central City to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. When traveling from Central City in September, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Rocky Mountain National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

On the 8th (Tue), experience the excitement of Colorado Railroad Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park, then see the interesting displays at Cussler Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip maker.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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.