8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Estes Park

— 1 night
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 27th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Riverspointe Spa and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach at Grand Lake. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at Estes Park Massage and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Affinity Massage and Wellness Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Estes Park online day trip planner.

New York City to Estes Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°F in Estes Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

Spas · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Breckenridge

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Sol Impressions Massage & Facials and Samadhi Healing Arts Studio. Explore hidden gems such as Keystone Resort and Blue Sky Massage. Go for a jaunt from Breckenridge to Winter Park to see Body Kneads Massage and Pilates about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Breckenridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Breckenridge trip planner.

Getting from Estes Park to Breckenridge by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Estes Park in December, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around 14°F, while days are colder, around 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Spas · Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Splendor Mountain Day Spa, Head underground at Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa of the Rockies.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Glenwood Springs sees daily highs of 27°F and lows of 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Parks · Nature

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.