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 30​min
2
Copper Mountain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Grand Lake
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary planner.

Dallas to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Denver due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in March, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Denver: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Copper Mountain.

Things to do in Denver

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

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Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): fly down the slopes at Copper Mountain and then hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Copper Mountain trip planner .

Getting from Denver to Copper Mountain by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Denver in March: highs in Copper Mountain hover around 33°F, while lows dip to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Copper Mountain

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

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Vail Mountain Resort
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Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain

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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.
On the 4th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Copper Mountain to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. March in Glenwood Springs sees daily highs of 35°F and lows of 21°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Trails Outdoors
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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Grand Lake

Grand Lake ©
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. On the 5th (Thu), hike along East Inlet Trail, hit the slopes at Grand Lake Nordic Center, then examine the collection at Kauffman House Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Grand Lake Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Lake vacation maker website .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Grand Lake in 3 hours. In March, Grand Lake is little chillier than Glenwood Springs - with highs of 25°F and lows of 13°F. Finish 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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Colorado Springs vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Grand Lake to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Lake in March, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails

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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