7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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 9th (Sat): stop by Snowmass Sports.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs travel itinerary planner.

New York City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Glenwood Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Glenwood Springs to be little chillier, temps between 35°F and 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 day
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Farming Terraces, explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in March: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Colorado Springs

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then browse the exhibits of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planning tool.

You can fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pearl Street Mall, then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, then get to know the fascinating history of 16th Street Mall, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Source. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver online journey planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.