7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Breckenridge
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
7
Steamboat Springs
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Austin

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Denver

Denver ©
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 26th (Thu): meet the residents at Denver Zoo.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

Austin to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Austin to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Austin in April, with highs in Denver at 60°F and lows at 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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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 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Flagstaff Mountain and then grab your bike and head to Boulder Creek Path.

Planning Boulder trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Denver to Boulder takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Boulder, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Flagstaff Mountain ©
Flagstaff Mountain

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods and then identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs day trip 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 April, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

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Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Aspen Mountain / Ajax.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip site .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in April, with highs in Aspen at 53°F and lows at 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax

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Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
On the 30th (Mon), examine the collection at Colorado Ski Museum-Ski Hall of Fame and then fly down the slopes at Vail / Beaver Creek Resort.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vail tour builder app .

You can drive from Aspen to Vail in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Aspen in April, with highs in Vail at 34°F and lows at 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Vail

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Vail / Beaver Creek Resort ©
Vail / Beaver Creek Resort

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): fly down the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park, then sample the fine beverages at Breckenridge Distillery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Peak 9.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Breckenridge tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Vail to Breckenridge by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Breckenridge can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Frisco Adventure Park
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Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park
Breckenridge Distillery ©
Breckenridge Distillery

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Yampa River Core Trail and then relax and rejuvenate at Old Town Hot Springs.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Breckenridge in May, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be about the same, around 34°F, while days are warmer, around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Hot Springs ©
Old Town Hot Springs

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