7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary maker

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Denver
— 1 day
Drive
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver
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Denver

— 1 day

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 17th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

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Columbus to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Columbus to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbus in October, Denver is slightly colder at night with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Spas

Breckenridge

— 2 nights

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 19th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, explore and take pictures at Boreas Pass Road, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally hike along McCullough Gulch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, and then don't miss a visit to Main Street.

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Traveling by car from Estes Park to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Estes Park in October, expect nights in Breckenridge to be little chillier, around 32°F, while days are colder, around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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 21st (Thu): take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then explore the venue of Glen Eyrie Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Old Colorado City.

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Traveling by flight from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Breckenridge in October; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 67°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Denver

Mile-High City

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

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You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Colorado travel guide

4.4
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.