8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Taxi to Silverthorne, CO, Shuttle to Steamboat Springs
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Swetsville Zoo and then walk around Benson Park Sculpture Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, examine the collection at Argo Mill and Tunnel, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of 16th Street Mall.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Denver tour itinerary tool.

Miami to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Denver is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in March; daily highs in Denver reach 55°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, then see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs online trip planner.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Peak 9, then glide through natural beauty at Breckenridge Nordic Center, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Breckenridge tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Colorado Springs in March, plan for cooler days in Breckenridge, with highs around 33°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park, fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, and then hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Yampa River Core Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Howelsen Hill Ski Area.

Plan my day in Steamboat Springs using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll through Sunlight Mountain Resort, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and then explore the activities along Hanging Lake. On the next day, explore the landscape on two wheels at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 35°F by day to 21°F at night. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

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.