8 days in Breckenridge & Vail Itinerary

8 days in Breckenridge & Vail Itinerary

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Breckenridge
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Breckenridge

— 3 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.
Step out of Breckenridge to go to Aspen and see Independence Pass, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Main Street, get into the urban bustle at Riverwalk Center, hit the slopes at Blue River Sports, and hike along Black Powder Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Breckenridge road trip site.

Minneapolis to Breckenridge is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Breckenridge due to the time zone difference. In April, Breckenridge is slightly colder than Minneapolis - with highs of 35°F and lows of 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Vail

— 3 nights

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

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 7th (Wed): hit the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, then wander the streets of Vail Valley, and then hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Copper Mountain and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vail Interfaith Chapel.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vail journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Vail takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In April in Vail, expect temperatures between 35°F during the day and 22°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips