7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Grand Lake
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner.

Dallas to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Denver. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in March: highs in Denver hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

1
night
Vail

Vail ©
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), fly down the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, get your game on at Vail Valley Escape Room, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vail Mountain Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vail trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Denver to Vail takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Denver in March: highs in Vail hover around 33°F, while lows dip to 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Beaver Creek
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Vail Valley Escape Room ©
Vail Valley Escape Room
Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area

1
night
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 4th (Wed): stroll through French Gulch, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then don't miss a visit to Main Street.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Breckenridge holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vail to Breckenridge takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Breckenridge can reach 33°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Room Escape Games

1
night
Grand Lake

Grand Lake ©
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at East Inlet Trail, then hit the slopes at Grand Lake Nordic Center, then see the interesting displays at Kauffman House Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Grand Lake Art Gallery.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Lake tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Grand Lake in 2 hours. Traveling from Breckenridge in March, things will get slightly colder in Grand Lake: highs are around 25°F and lows about 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

East Inlet Trail
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East Inlet Trail ©
East Inlet Trail
Kauffman House Museum ©
Kauffman House Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Grand Lake to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Grand Lake in March: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©

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