8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs holiday planner .

Newark to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark to Glenwood Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in January, things will get slightly colder in Glenwood Springs: highs are around 27°F and lows about 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Spas

Side Trips

Beaver Creek, Vail Mountain Resort
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Vail Valley Escape Room ©
Vail Valley Escape Room
Thermal Spas
Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area

1
night
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 9th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, have fun at The Crooked Key, and then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

To plan Steamboat Springs vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Steamboat Springs, with lows of 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Trails Nature
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The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

2
nights
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 10th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and finally view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Steamboat Springs to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in January: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 46°F and lows are around 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Commonwheel Artists Co-op
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of 16th Street Mall and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Denver day trip site .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Parks
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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