8 days in Colorado & Salt Lake City Itinerary

8 days in Colorado & Salt Lake City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Breckenridge
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Denver International Airport, Fly to Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City
— 5 nights
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Breckenridge

— 2 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Peak 9 and Spas. Take a break from Breckenridge with a short trip to Loveland Ski Area in Georgetown, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports and stroll around Frisco Adventure Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Breckenridge driving holiday planner.

Nassau, Bahamas to Breckenridge is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Nassau in January; daily highs in Breckenridge reach -4°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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Salt Lake City

— 5 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Backcountry Snowmobiling and Alta Ski Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Deer Valley Resort (in Heber City), North Forty Escapes (in Oakley) and Park City (Spas, Ski Butlers Park City, &more). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Church History Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Breckenridge to Salt Lake City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in January: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 3°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

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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.