7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary builder
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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Denver — 2 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Photography Tours (in Estes Park), River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Garden of the Gods (in Colorado Springs). There's more to do: cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar.

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Asheville to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Asheville in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Denver. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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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.
On the 6th (Wed), hike along Emerald Lake Trail and then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park tour planner.

Drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Breckenridge.
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Breckenridge — 1 night

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 7th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then cruise along Boreas Pass Road, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, expect nights in Breckenridge to be little chillier, around 49°F, while days are colder, around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.
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Buena Vista — 2 nights

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 8th (Fri), see Off-Road Tours and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Buena Vista road trip planning site.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Buena Vista in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in July: highs in Buena Vista hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the flight 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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