9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Golden
— 3 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Western Museum of Mining and Industry and Palmer Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of ANA Money Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, make a trip to Olympic Training Center, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Premier Medi Spa.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Colorado Springs, with lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Golden.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Outdoors · Spas · Trails

Side Trip

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Golden

Lowell of the West

Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Benson Park Sculpture Garden and Golden History Museum. Let the collections at Golden History Museum & Park and Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Golden side-trips: The Beach at Grand Lake (in Grand Lake) and Littleton (Deer Creek Canyon Park & Roxborough State Park).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Golden attractions website.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Golden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. In October in Golden, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Golden

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
On the 16th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at Rocky Mountain Day Spa, Boutique & Salon, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Emerald Moon Massage. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at Life Essentials Day Spa, then pick up some new knowledge with Steamboat Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally stop by Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs road trip app.

Traveling by car from Golden to Steamboat Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or fly. In October, Steamboat Springs is slightly colder than Golden - with highs of 59°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Spas · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.