5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Breckenridge
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + train:  7​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

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Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction online route planner .

Philadelphia to Grand Junction is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to Grand Junction, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Junction: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palisade
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Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room ©
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): hit the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Grand Junction in March, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are cooler (35°F), and nights are slightly colder (21°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Parks Winter Sports
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Thermal Spas
Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Breckenridge Distillery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip maker website .

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Breweries & Distilleries Spas Parks

Side Trip

Frisco Adventure Park
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Breckenridge Distillery ©
Breckenridge Distillery
Spas
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park

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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 27th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip builder tool .

Take a bus from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 21°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Spas Historic Sites Museums
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Spas
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

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