15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h
6
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
7
Denver
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  17​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

1
night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake, admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then get great views at Farview Curve Overlook.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip maker tool .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Rocky Mountain National Park, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Farview Curve Overlook ©
Farview Curve Overlook

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get lost in a book at Boulder Public Library - Main Library, stroll through City of Boulder Chautauqua Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Flatirons. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at McGuckin Hardware, make a trip to Pearl Street Mall, and then find something for the whole family at Carousel of Happiness.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Boulder road trip website .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Boulder by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Boulder sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

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 25th (Wed), stroll through Breckenridge Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Vail Mountain Resort.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Breckenridge trip planner.

Drive from Boulder to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Boulder in April, you will find days in Breckenridge are colder (1°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Vail Mountain Resort
Highlights from your plan
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Fri), stop by Snowmass Sports and then hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in April, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are somewhat warmer (5°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snowmass Village
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Steamboat Ski Resort.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Steamboat Springs holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 15°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

4
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.
Colorado Springs is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Head underground at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and examine the collection at The Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs route maker website .

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Colorado Springs by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Steamboat Springs in April, with highs in Colorado Springs at 19°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then steep yourself in history at Union Station, Denver, CO. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Coors Field.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Denver, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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