7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Boulder
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort Collins
— 1 night
Drive
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
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Denver

— 1 night

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.
On the 27th (Sat), get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Denver road trip planning app.

Chicago to Denver is an approximately 2.5-hour travel. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Childrens Museums · Museums
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Boulder

— 1 night

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): deepen your understanding at University of Colorado at Boulder and then make a trip to Pearl Street Mall.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Boulder road trip website.

Boulder is just a short distance from Denver. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 33°F. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Boulder

Shopping

Fort Collins

— 1 night
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stroll around Benson Park Sculpture Garden.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Collins trip maker website.

Drive from Boulder to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fort Collins when traveling from Boulder in March, with lows around 28°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Steamboat Springs

— 2 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 30th (Tue), stroll through Yampa River Core Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Howelsen Hill Ski Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola and then hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs day trip tool.

You can drive from Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Fort Collins in March: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 45°F and lows are around 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

On the 2nd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Denver holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Denver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in April, expect Denver to be a bit warmer, temps between 59°F and 34°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.