7 days in Denver, Breckenridge & Vail Itinerary

7 days in Denver, Breckenridge & Vail Itinerary

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7 days in Denver, Breckenridge & Vail Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Vail
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Nashville

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Coors Field, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

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Nashville to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, Denver is slightly colder than Nashville - with highs of 55°F and lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

1
night
Breckenridge

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.
On the 5th (Thu), look for gifts at Breckenridge Hat Company, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Main Street, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

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Traveling by car from Denver to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Denver in March, expect nights in Breckenridge to be a bit cooler, around 19°F, while days are much colder, around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Vail.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Spas Fun & Games Shopping
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Spas
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Beaver Creek Ski Area and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vail trip builder website .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Vail in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. In March in Vail, expect temperatures between 33°F during the day and 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Beaver Creek Ski Area
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Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area
Horseback Riding Tours

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