9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fort Collins
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Morrison
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Aspen
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h
End: Orlando

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 21st (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Cherry Creek State Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, then take a stroll through Historic Olde Town Arvada, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Denver trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Orlando to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in September: highs in Denver hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cherry Creek State Park, Historic Olde Town Arvada, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©

3
nights
Fort Collins

Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Abbey of St. Walburga and River Rafting & Tubing will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area and Poudre Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Fort Collins side-trips: Lakeview Cemetery (in Cheyenne), Rabbit Mountain (in Longmont) and Devil's Backbone Open Space (in Loveland). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area and pause for some photo ops at Veteran's Plaza of Northern Colorado.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Collins attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Denver to Fort Collins takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Fort Collins can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Abbey of St. Walburga, Rabbit Mountain, Lakeview Cemetery, Devil's Backbone Open Space
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Abbey of St. Walburga ©
Abbey of St. Walburga
Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area ©
Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Barney Ford Victorian House, grab your bike and head to Wellington Trail, take in the pleasant sights at Fairy Forest, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sawmill Reservoir, and finally grab your bike and head to Peaks Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Fort Collins to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Fort Collins in September, plan for cooler days in Breckenridge, with highs around 58°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Morrison.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Sawmill Reservoir ©
Sawmill Reservoir
Barney Ford Victorian House ©
Barney Ford Victorian House

1
night
Morrison

Morrison ©
The historic Town of Morrison is a Home Rule Municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, explore the activities along Evergreen Lake, and then examine the collection at Hiwan Homestead Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Morrison trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Morrison in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Breckenridge in September; daily highs in Morrison reach 78°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Morrison

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Evergreen
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Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Evergreen Lake ©
Evergreen Lake

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 28th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and then admire the masterpieces at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

To find out how to plan a trip to Colorado Springs, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Morrison to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
Highlights from your plan

few
hours
Aspen

Aspen
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
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Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in September: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 72°F and lows are around 41°F. On the 28th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Tours

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