7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip builder

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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Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive to Eagle, Fly to Philadelphia

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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 27th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Denver day trip planner.

Philadelphia to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Philadelphia to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): walk around Garden of the Gods, then meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then take a stroll through Old Colorado City.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip app.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Aspen

— 3 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 31st (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. It doesn't end there: stroll through Aspen Snowmass and stroll around The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Aspen online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in March; daily highs in Aspen reach 48°F and lows reach 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Steamboat Springs

— 1 night

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 2nd (Fri): hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs route site.

You can drive from Aspen to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 28°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

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