5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado itinerary planner
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Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs — 1 day

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 13th (Tue), get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and then learn the secrets of beer at Rocky Mountain Food Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs holiday builder site.

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Atlanta in December, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 18°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Denver.
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Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The International Church of Cannabis. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally look for gifts at Mountain Lux Candles.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Denver road trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Breckenridge.
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Breckenridge — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): hit the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park, then stroll around Carter Park, then make a trip to Main Street, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge itinerary app.

You can drive from Denver to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Denver in December, things will get little chillier in Breckenridge: highs are around 25°F and lows about 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.
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Glenwood Springs — 1 night

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 17th (Sat), test the waters at a local thermal spa and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Drive from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°F in December, and nighttime lows around 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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