8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly
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Steamboat Springs
— Few hours
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
Fly

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip planner.

New York City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°F in Steamboat Springs. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Sun), look for gifts at Snowmass Sports and then stroll through Aspen Snowmass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs itinerary maker.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, plan for slightly colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 35°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Spas

Side Trip

1
night
Breckenridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): tour along fresh powder with Breckenridge Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Breckenridge day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
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 20th (Wed): stroll around Garden of the Gods and then admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

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nights
Denver

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 22nd (Fri), see where the action happens at Coors Field, take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, then engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally pick up some local products at The Source. On your second day here, look for gifts at Belmar and then get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary website.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In March in Denver, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 29°F at night. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.