10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
2
Denver
— 3 nights
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
4
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Colorado City and Manitou Cliff Dwellings are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of World War II Aviation and Miramont Castle Museum. Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, look for all kinds of wild species at Fountain Creek Nature Center, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip builder.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Dallas in April, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Fountain Creek Nature Center, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Denver Botanic Gardens or 16th Street Mall. Get some historical perspective at Denver Union Station and Molly Brown House Museum. When in Denver, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Idaho Springs, approximately Idaho Springs away. The adventure continues: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Denver sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery, then hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs holiday planner.

You can drive from Denver to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Denver, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 38°F to lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Cooper Corner Gallery ©
Cooper Corner Gallery

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 13th (Mon): hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

You can plan Steamboat Springs trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fishing Charters & Tours

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