9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado tour planner

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Fly
1
Denver
— Few hours
Drive
2
Estes Park
— Few hours
Drive
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Denver
— 1 night
Fly

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Denver

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.
To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Denver journey planner.

Los Angeles to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect nights in Denver to be colder, around 40°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 67°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

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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.
On the 11th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Estes Park itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Plan my day in Rocky Mountain National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Rocky Mountain National Park is just a stone's throw from Estes Park. October in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 39°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Trail Ridge Road ©
Must see
Trail Ridge Road
4.9
Bear Lake ©
Water Body
Bear Lake
4.7
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Emerald Lake Trail
4.9

3
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Denver

Mile-High City

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver travel route builder website.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Breckenridge.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

2
nights
Breckenridge

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.
Blue Lakes has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail) and Georgetown (Guanella Pass & Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at Frisco Escape Room, make a trip to Main Street, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Breckenridge trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Denver to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Denver in October, you will find days in Breckenridge are cooler (47°F), and nights are a bit cooler (32°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Frisco Escape Room ©
Room Escape Game
Frisco Escape Room
4.9

1
night
Denver

Mile-High City

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Breckenridge in October, with highs in Denver at 67°F and lows at 40°F. You will leave for home on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

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