8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Saint Louis
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
Breckenridge
— 1 night
shuttle:  15​min
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Dillon
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
Silverthorne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Estes Park
— 2 nights
taxi + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Saint Louis

2
days
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.
You've now added Breckenridge Ski Resort to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): hit the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Breckenridge Welcome Center, glide through natural beauty at Breckenridge Nordic Center, then sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Breckenridge Distillery.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge online attractions planner .

Saint Louis to Breckenridge is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Breckenridge. Traveling from Saint Louis in December, expect nights in Breckenridge to be slightly colder, around 11°F, while days are much colder, around 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Keystone.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Breckenridge Nordic Center ©
Breckenridge Nordic Center
Breckenridge Welcome Center ©
Breckenridge Welcome Center
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort

2
days
Keystone

Keystone ©
Keystone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then hit the slopes at Keystone Ranch Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Loveland Pass, examine the collection at Hotel De Paris Museum, then get curious at Georgetown Energy Museum, and finally examine the collection at Hamill House Museum.

Before you visit Keystone, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Keystone is very close to Breckenridge. Expect a daytime high around 21°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dillon.

Things to do in Keystone

Golf Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Georgetown
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Hamill House Museum ©
Hamill House Museum
Hotel De Paris Museum
Hotel De Paris Museum
Spas & Wellness

few
hours
Dillon

Dillon
The Town of Dillon is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dillon travel website .

Dillon is just a stone's throw from Keystone. In December, daily temperatures in Dillon can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel to Silverthorne.

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Outdoors Parks Tours
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2
days
Silverthorne

Silverthorne
The Town of Silverthorne is a Home Rule Municipality that is the second most populous town in Summit County, Colorado. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): play a few rounds at The Raven At Three Peaks, fly down the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Outlets at Silverthorne - Red Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Frisco Historic Park and Museum, then see the interesting displays at Colorado Ski Museum-Ski Hall of Fame, and then tee off at Vail Golf Club.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Silverthorne journey planner .

Silverthorne is very close to Dillon. Expect a daytime high around 21°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Silverthorne

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trips

Vail, Frisco
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Vail Golf Club
Vail Golf Club
Frisco Historic Park and Museum
Frisco Historic Park and Museum
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park

1
day
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 3rd (Wed): stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Wild Basin Area, and then learn about winemaking at Snowy Peaks Winery.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Estes Park road trip planning app .

You can drive from Silverthorne to Estes Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Silverthorne, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 48°F to lows of 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Snowy Peaks Winery ©
Snowy Peaks Winery
Kirk's Mountain Adventures Llc ©
Kirk's Mountain Adventures Llc

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