17 days in Colorado Itinerary

17 days in Colorado Itinerary

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17 days in Colorado Itinerary

Porto Alegre
Fly:  26​h
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Greeley
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
Porto Alegre

2
days
Glenwood Springs

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then trek along Hanging Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Alegre to Glenwood Springs is minus 4 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Porto Alegre in March: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 1°C and lows are around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Theme Parks Spas Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Hanging Lake Trail
Thermal Spas

2
days
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 10th (Sat), hit the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Israel Museum, then make a trip to Main Street, and finally look for gifts at Breckenridge Cheese & Chocolate.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Breckenridge sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in March, things will get little chillier in Breckenridge: highs are around -2°C and lows about -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Leadville
Highlights from your plan
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Breckenridge Cheese & Chocolate
Main Street

3
days
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Step out of the city life by going to Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds. Museum-lovers will appreciate Manitou Cliff Dwellings and National Museum-World War II Aviation. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon, and make a trip to U.S. Olympic Training Center.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Breckenridge in March, plan for much warmer days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 16°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

3
days
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Denver Art Museum and Molly Brown House Museum. For shopping fun, head to Pearl Street Mall or Tattered Cover Book Store. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, browse the collection at Denver Central Library, and explore and take pictures at Coors Field.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Denver tour planner.

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Pearl Street Mall
Highlights from your plan
Denver Zoo
Denver Art Museum
Pearl Street Mall

2
days
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): hike along Emerald Lake Trail, then look for gifts at Glen Haven General Store, and then explore the activities along Bear Lake. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then get great views at Farview Curve Overlook.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Greeley.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bear Lake
Trail Ridge Road
Sprague Lake

2
days
Greeley

The City of Greeley is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Weld County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): trek along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and then admire the majestic nature at Lory State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, then look for gifts at The Cupboard, and then admire the natural beauty at Benson Park Sculpture Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Greeley trip builder.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Greeley in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Greeley are 15°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Greeley

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Collins, Lory State Park, Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Highlights from your plan
Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Lory State Park

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