9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Telluride
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
End: New York City

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): browse the different shops at Pearl Street Mall, stop by McGuckin Hardware, and then make a splash at Water World. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Twist and Shout, browse the eclectic array of goods at Cherry Creek North, then look for gifts at Dardano's Shoes, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Cherry Creek Shopping Center.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Denver travel planner.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Denver dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Boulder, Water World
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Cherry Creek Shopping Center ©
Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
McGuckin Hardware ©
McGuckin Hardware

2
nights
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.
WildSide 4x4 Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see WildSide 4x4 Tours, look for gifts at Estes Park Mountain Shop, stop by Estes Ark, then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, then look for gifts at Brownfield's, and finally look for gifts at Laura's Fine Candy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Old Fashion Candy Store, cast your line with Trout Haven Fishing Pond, and then stop by Grandma's Mountain Cookies.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping Wildlife Tours
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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory ©
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
WildSide 4x4 Tours ©
WildSide 4x4 Tours
Estes Park Mountain Shop ©
Estes Park Mountain Shop

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get answers to all your questions at Breckenridge Welcome Center, stroll through Blue River Sports, look for gifts at Alpine Sports, then look for gifts at Olive Fusion, and finally look for gifts at Breck Wine and Cheese.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Breckenridge trip planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Estes Park in June, plan for much colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 60°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Shopping Winter Sports Outdoors
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Alpine Sports ©
Alpine Sports
Blue River Sports ©
Blue River Sports
Olive Fusion ©
Olive Fusion

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fish Creek Falls. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Circle 7 Fine Art Gallery, stop by F.M. Light & Sons, then look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs road trip planning tool.

Take a bus from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Breckenridge in June, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Shopping Nature Parks
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Off the Beaten Path Bookstore ©
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
F.M. Light & Sons ©
F.M. Light & Sons

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Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): do a tasting at St Kathryn Cellars, then look for gifts at Enstrom's, and then stroll through Western Colorado Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Grand Junction takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in June: high temperatures in Grand Junction hover around 91°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

St Kathryn Cellars
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Western Colorado Botanical Gardens ©
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens
Enstrom's ©
Enstrom's
St Kathryn Cellars ©
St Kathryn Cellars

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night
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. On the 11th (Sat), head outdoors with Ski Butlers, then stop by Telluride Trappings and Toggery, then stop by Telluride Truffle, and finally admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Telluride trip builder tool.

Getting from Grand Junction to Telluride by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Grand Junction in June, things will get slightly colder in Telluride: highs are around 72°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors Nature Trails
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Ski Butlers ©
Ski Butlers
Telluride Truffle ©
Telluride Truffle

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