7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

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Denver

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 13th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver day trip tool.

Kansas City to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Denver, with lows of 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

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Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
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Estes Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Denver to Estes Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Wildlife
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Off-Road Tours
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Spas
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Breckenridge

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with Sage Outdoor Adventures, hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, and then test your problem-solving skills at Frisco Escape Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): stroll through Frisco Adventure Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue River Sports, then don't miss a visit to Main Street, and finally stroll around Carter Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge trip planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Estes Park in December, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 25°F by day to 14°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

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Horseback Riding Tour
Sage Outdoor Adventures
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Room Escape Game
Frisco Escape Room
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Colorado Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, then meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and finally admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 45°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums

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