8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Breckenridge
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Denver
— 1 night
End: Denver

1
night
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cave of the Winds Mountain Park as well as Garden of the Gods Trading Post.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs itinerary builder site .

Denver to Manitou Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Denver in July, with highs in Manitou Springs at 82°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Shopping
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Garden of the Gods Trading Post ©
Garden of the Gods Trading Post

1
night
Buena Vista

Buena Vista
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Manitou Springs to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Manitou Springs in July, Buena Vista is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Parks Tours

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and McCullough Gulch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Breckenridge: Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park), Rio Grande Trail (in Aspen) and Vail (Vail Recreation Path, Horseback Riding Tours, & more). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, grab your bike and head to Wellington Trail, make a trip to Main Street, and explore and take pictures at Fairy Forest.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge travel tool .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Breckenridge in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in July, you will find days in Breckenridge are a bit cooler (65°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Vail, Aspen, Winter Park Resort, River Rafting & Tubing
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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Horseback Riding Tours
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stop by Dardano's Shoes and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planning tool .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in July, you will find days in Denver are warmer (87°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (60°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Shopping
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Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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