7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  7​h
1
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Get outdoors at Yampa River Core Trail and Routt National Forest. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of Steamboat Springs with an excursion to Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs journey planner.

New York City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Steamboat Springs. Traveling from New York City in June, expect cooler with lows of 42°F in Steamboat Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Northwest Colorado, River Rafting & Tubing
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Museum of Northwest Colorado ©
Museum of Northwest Colorado
Fishing Charters & Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Fri), mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum, then hike along McCullough Gulch, then stroll through High Line Railroad Park, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Booth Falls Trail, then hike along Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail, then explore the galleries of Hotel de Paris Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape of Summit Lake Park.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Breckenridge driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail, South Park City Museum, Hotel de Paris Museum, Booth Falls Trail, Summit Lake Park
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South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Hotel de Paris Museum ©
Hotel de Paris Museum
Summit Lake Park ©
Summit Lake Park

2
nights
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 14th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Cooper Corner Gallery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Linwood Cemetery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in June, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs ©
Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs

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