15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Fort Myers
+3
bus + Fly + foot + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: Fort Myers

3
nights
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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and take a stroll through 16th Street Mall.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Denver online travel planner .

Fort Myers to Denver is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Myers to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Denver is cooler than Fort Myers - with highs of 55°F and lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums 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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Denver in March, expect nights in Estes Park to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
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 9th (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Three Quarter Circles Sporting Clays, get advice or help at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and then make a trip to Steamboat Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and then test your problem-solving skills at The Crooked Key.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs day trip planning app .

Getting from Estes Park to Steamboat Springs by combination of car and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Estes Park in March, with highs in Steamboat Springs at 45°F and lows at 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then pause for some photo ops at Doc Holliday's Grave, and then view the masterpieces at Cooper Corner Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake and then trek along Hanging Lake Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs online trip builder .

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Steamboat Springs, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 35°F to lows of 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Spas Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Breckenridge Ski Resort. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Main Street and then cool off at Vail Mountain Resort.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Breckenridge are 33°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll through Garden of the Gods, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then hike along Pikes Peak.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Breckenridge in March, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Commonwheel Artists Co-op
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak

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