9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  17​h 30​min
End: Milwaukee

1
night
Estes Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stop by Purple Mountain Taffy Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cub Lake Trail, then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Wild Basin Area.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park visit website .

Milwaukee to Estes Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Milwaukee to Estes Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Milwaukee in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 17°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Boulder.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Wild Basin Area ©
Wild Basin Area
Purple Mountain Taffy Company ©
Purple Mountain Taffy Company

2
nights
Boulder

Boulder
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Boulder online trip planner .

Milwaukee to Boulder is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Milwaukee to Boulder, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Milwaukee in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Boulder, with highs around 44°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°F. You'll set off for Vail on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
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.
To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Breckenridge vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Vail to Breckenridge takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Breckenridge can reach 25°F, while at night they dip to 14°F. You will leave for Colorado Springs on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Israel and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mayflower Gulch. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Pike National Forest.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip maker .

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Buena Vista takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in December, you will find days in Buena Vista are a bit warmer (38°F), and nights are about the same (13°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Leadville, Pike National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Temple Israel ©
Temple Israel

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Breckenridge in December, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 18°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 45°F. On the 1st (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

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