4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly + Taxi:  5 h
1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 15 min
2
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Chicago

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum and then trek along Yampa River Core Trail. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, then fly down the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs travel itinerary planner.

Chicago to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Chicago in July since evenings lows in Steamboat Springs dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Fishing Charters & Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Breckenridge

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.
On the 4th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours, then get engrossed in the history at Frisco Historic Park and Museum, and then cruise along Boreas Pass Road.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Breckenridge travel route app.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Frisco
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River Rafting & Tubing
Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum

1
night
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 5th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, and then step into the grandiose world of Glen Eyrie Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Breckenridge in July, you will find days in Colorado Springs are much warmer (86°F), and nights are a bit warmer (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Glen Eyrie Castle ©
Glen Eyrie Castle
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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