9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Evergreen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Saint Louis

1
night
Evergreen

Evergreen ©
Evergreen is a census-designated place (CDP) and a U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Morrison Natural History Museum, then explore the activities along Evergreen Lake, and then grab your bike and head to Alderfer/Three Sisters Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Evergreen trip planner.

Saint Louis to Evergreen is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Evergreen is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Saint Louis in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Evergreen, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Evergreen

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trip

Morrison Natural History Museum
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Evergreen Lake ©
Evergreen Lake
Morrison Natural History Museum ©
Morrison Natural History Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Mon), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum, then don't miss a visit to Oxygen Bar, and finally take a memorable drive along Guanella Pass. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Breckenridge journey planner.

You can drive from Evergreen to Breckenridge in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Evergreen, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Boulder.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Guanella Pass, Horseback Riding Tours, South Park City Museum
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South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Horseback Riding Tours
Spas

2
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
On the 7th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall, then hunt for treasures at Boulder County Farmers Market, then get into the urban bustle at Dairy Arts Center, and finally engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Mount Sanitas Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Caribou Ranch Open Space, and then take an in-depth tour of Eagle Plume Trading Post.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Boulder vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Evergreen to Boulder takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Eagle Plume Trading Post, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Caribou Ranch Open Space
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Caribou Ranch Open Space ©
Caribou Ranch Open Space
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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 9th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, take an in-depth tour of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip builder website .

Getting from Boulder to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©

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