7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Rifle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
End: Orlando

1
night
Rifle

Rifle ©
The City of Rifle is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rifle travel route planner .

Orlando to Rifle is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Rifle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get much colder in Rifle: highs are around 36°F and lows about 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rifle

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Rifle Gap State Park ©
Rifle Gap State Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): trek along Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs online sightseeing planner .

Glenwood Springs is just a stone's throw from Rifle. While traveling from Rifle, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 26°F to lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Trails Parks
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Union Station, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then take a stroll around Dairy Arts Center, and then shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Boulder trip builder website .

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Boulder by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Glenwood Springs in December, with highs in Boulder at 44°F and lows at 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Denver
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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night
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 21st (Fri): wander the streets of Old Colorado City Historic District and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online attractions planner .

You can drive from Boulder to Colorado Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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