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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Glenwood Springs
— 1 day
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Glenwood Springs

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

Start your trip to Glenwood Springs by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Tallahassee to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tallahassee in April, expect Glenwood Springs to be much colder, temps between 38°F and 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Denver.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas
Highlights from your 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Fort Logan National Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of 16th Street Mall, and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner.

Fly from Glenwood Springs to Denver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in April, expect nights in Denver to be somewhat warmer, around 34°F, while days are much warmer, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and National Museum of World War II Aviation. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.