8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Lone Tree
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Lone Tree
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 3 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Fly

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Lone Tree

— 1 night
Lone Tree is an affluent home rule municipality in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. On the 24th (Sat), stroll around Daniel’s Gate Park, then admire the majestic nature at Castlewood Canyon State Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Park meadows mall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lone Tree trip builder tool.

Madison to Lone Tree is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Lone Tree is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Lone Tree are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Denver.

Things to do in Lone Tree

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Denver

— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Washington Park. The adventure continues: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, contemplate the long history of Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House, examine the collection at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Denver sightseeing planner.

Denver is very close to Lone Tree. In April, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): trek along Emerald Lake Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip planning website.

Getting from Denver to Estes Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Estes Park sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In April in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Historic Sites

Breckenridge

— 1 night

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 1st (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Breckenridge Nordic Center and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Breckenridge trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 35°F to lows of 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Spas · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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.