9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
bus:  1​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Dinosaur
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Denver

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, and then take a stroll through Old Colorado City Historic District.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary app .

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Old Colorado City Historic District ©

1
night
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 28th (Tue), have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc, see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Manitou Springs route builder website .

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In May in Manitou Springs, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Miramont Castle Museum ©
Miramont Castle Museum

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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 find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Breckenridge online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Manitou Springs to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Manitou Springs, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 31°F. On the 29th (Wed), you're off toEstes Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Dinosaur

Dinosaur ©
Dinosaur is a Statutory Town located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Colorado National Monument as well as Dinosaur National Monument. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dinosaur National Monument visitor center.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dinosaur trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Dinosaur takes 4.5 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Breckenridge in May: highs in Dinosaur hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Dinosaur

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jensen, Colorado National Monument
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Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument ©
Dinosaur National Monument

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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 31st (Fri): cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip builder .

Drive from Dinosaur to Estes Park in 6.5 hours. May in Estes Park sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 43°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
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Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Photography Tours

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