30 days in Colorado Itinerary

30 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado holiday planner
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Make it your trip
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
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Copper Mountain
— 2 nights
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Vail
— 2 nights
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Beaver Creek
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Snowmass Village
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Boulder
— 2 nights
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Denver — 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Denver Art Museum. Get outdoors at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Mount Falcon Castle Trail. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Maison de Ski in Idaho Springs, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, don't miss a visit to 16th Street Mall, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Prost Brewery Co & Biergarten, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver sightseeing planning website.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Colorado Springs — 5 nights

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.
National Museum of World War II Aviation and Old Colorado City are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. When in Colorado Springs, make a side trip to see Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Cañon City, approximately Cañon City away. There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, examine the collection at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

You can plan Colorado Springs trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly to Breckenridge.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Breckenridge — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): hit the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of South Park City Museum, fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge attractions planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Colorado Springs in April, plan for colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 35°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Copper Mountain.
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Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

Copper Mountain — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Copper Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Israel and then see the interesting displays at National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Copper Mountain trip itinerary builder.

Copper Mountain is just a short distance from Breckenridge. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vail.
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Side Trip

Vail — 2 nights

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then stop by Vail Valley.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vail trip planner.

Vail is very close to Copper Mountain. In April, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Beaver Creek.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Spas

Beaver Creek — 2 nights

On the 10th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beaver Creek Chapel, then hike along Beaver Lake Trail, and then cast your line with Vail Valley Anglers.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Beaver Creek attractions planning website.

Beaver Creek is just a stone's throw from Vail. While traveling from Vail, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Beaver Creek, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Aspen.
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Side Trip

Aspen — 2 nights

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aspen Mountain / Ajax. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): hit the slopes at Aspen Highlands.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Aspen planner.

You can drive from Beaver Creek to Aspen in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Aspen can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Snowmass Village.
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Highlights from your trip

Snowmass Village — 2 nights

Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, then fly down the slopes at Krabloonik Dogsled Rides, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Snowmass Village visit site.

Snowmass Village is just a short distance from Aspen. April in Snowmass Village sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.
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Side Trip

Glenwood Springs — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Linwood Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, then trek along Hanging Lake Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Snowmass Village to Glenwood Springs takes an hour. While traveling from Snowmass Village, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 38°F to lows of 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.
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Steamboat Springs — 3 nights

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Museum of Northwest Colorado and Holy Name Catholic Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Steamboat Ski Resort and Strawberry Park Hot Springs. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs Adventures, test the waters at Old Town Hot Springs, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs trip maker tool.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in April: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park — 2 nights

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 21st (Thu): stroll through Lily Lake Trailhead, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, and then trek along Cub Lake Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Bierstadt Lake, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and then trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Rocky Mountain National Park: highs are around 64°F and lows about 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Boulder.
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Boulder — 2 nights

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, engage your brain at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): get outside with Rocky Mountain Anglers and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Sanitas Trail.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Boulder trip planning site.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Boulder in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in April, expect nights in Boulder to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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