7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary planner

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Boulder
— 1 night
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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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 2nd (Wed): get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, then explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, and then take a spin around town with Beyond Boulder Bike Adventures.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Boulder tour itinerary maker site.

Denver to Boulder is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Boulder

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Breckenridge

— 1 night

Colorado's Kingdom

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 3rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Fairy Forest, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then sample the fine beverages at Breckenridge Distillery, and finally explore and take pictures at Boreas Pass Road.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Breckenridge tour app.

Traveling by car from Boulder to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Boulder, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Scenic Drive · Spas · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
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 4th (Fri): test the waters at a local thermal spa, then trek along Hanging Lake Trail, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Redstone Castle Tours, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Linwood Cemetery, and then explore the striking landscape at Rocky Mountains.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Glenwood Springs sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, whizz through the canopy at The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): stroll around Red Rock Canyon Open Space, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Glenwood Springs in September, with highs in Colorado Springs at 79°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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.