8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 3rd (Sat), take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver tour itinerary maker.

Rochester to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rochester to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rochester in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 40°F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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nights
Estes Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Estes Park side-trips: Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the striking landscape of Many Parks Curve Overlook, and take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Estes Park journey planning site.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Off-Road Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Spas

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Breckenridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): soar above the sights with Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Wellington Trail, and finally cruise along Boreas Pass Road. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, and then test your problem-solving skills at Frisco Escape Room.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge tour itinerary planning tool.

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. When traveling from Estes Park in October, plan for colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 47°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Vail, Frisco Escape Room
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides ©
Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Frisco Escape Room ©
Frisco Escape Room

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