7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado planner

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Make it your trip
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly

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Breckenridge

— 1 night

Colorado's Kingdom

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), hit the slopes at Blue River Sports, contemplate the long history of High Line Railroad Park, then glide through natural beauty at Sally Barber Mine Trail, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Peak 10. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Gold Run Nordic Center, relax and rejuvenate at Radiant Mountain Massage, and then fly down the slopes at Keystone Ski & Ride School.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge trip planner.

Chicago to Breckenridge is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Breckenridge. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect Breckenridge to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°F and 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Center for Colorado Women's History, then admire the masterpieces at Clyfford Still Museum, then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and finally examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Denver day trip app.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. When traveling from Breckenridge in March, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Denver: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites

Colorado Springs

— 3 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.
On the 26th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on Colorado Wolf Adventures, then see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Creek Nature Center, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, then contemplate the long history of Rosemount Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs route planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In March in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 28°F at night. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
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.