22 days in Colorado Itinerary

22 days in Colorado Itinerary

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22 days in Colorado Itinerary

London
Fly + shuttle:  15​h 30​min
Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Crested Butte
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Cortez
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Hooper
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Salida
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  15​h
London

3
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'll discover tucked-away gems like Loveland Ski Area and Breckenridge Welcome Center. Step out of the city life by going to Arapahoe Basin and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's more to do: hit the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge travel itinerary creator.

London, UK to Breckenridge is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Breckenridge. Traveling from London in March, expect Breckenridge to be much colder, temps between -2°C and -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Loveland Ski Area, Frisco Adventure Park, Arapahoe Basin
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Loveland Ski Area
Loveland Ski Area
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park
Breckenridge Welcome Center ©
Breckenridge Welcome Center

3
days
Glenwood Springs

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aspen Highlands and Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunlight Mountain Resort and Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Breckenridge in March, with highs in Glenwood Springs at 1°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Aspen Highlands
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Sunlight Mountain Resort
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves
Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves

1
day
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
The Town of Crested Butte is a Home Rule Municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. On the 9th (Fri), see a world frozen in time at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and then hit the slopes at Crested Butte Nordic Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Crested Butte custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Crested Butte takes 4 hours. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in March, you will find days in Crested Butte are a bit warmer (6°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Crested Butte Mountain Resort ©
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Crested Butte Nordic Center
Crested Butte Nordic Center

3
days
Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hovenweep National Monument and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Spruce Tree House and Petroglyph Point Hike. Step out of Cortez to go to Mesa Verde National Park and see Park Point, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and take an in-depth tour of Cortez Cultural Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cortez tour planner.

Drive from Crested Butte to Cortez in 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Crested Butte in March: high temperatures in Cortez hover around 15°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
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Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
Spruce Tree House
Spruce Tree House

2
days
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a Municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at San Juan Historical Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, and then admire the sheer force of Piedra Falls.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pagosa Springs itinerary maker.

Getting from Cortez to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cortez in March: highs in Pagosa Springs hover around 11°C, while lows dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hooper.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
Spas & Wellness

2
days
Hooper

Hooper ©
The Town of Hooper is a Statutory Town located in the San Luis Valley in Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Zapata Falls and then explore the activities along Little Medano Creek. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV and then identify plant and animal life at Colorado Gators Reptile Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hooper itinerary planner.

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Hooper by car takes about 2 hours. March in Hooper sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salida.

Things to do in Hooper

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mosca, Little Medano Creek
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Colorado Gators Reptile Park ©
Colorado Gators Reptile Park
Zapata Falls ©
Zapata Falls
Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV ©
Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV

2
days
Salida

Salida ©
The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 18th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Monarch Mountain and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salida trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hooper to Salida in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hooper in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salida, with lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Salida

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Monarch Mountain
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Monarch Mountain ©
Monarch Mountain

3
days
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Manitou Springs Incline. Get outdoors at Garden of the Gods and North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs vacation builder.

Drive from Salida to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cascade, Manitou Springs Incline, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

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