7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 30 min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
2
New Castle
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: New York City

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 16th (Mon): hit the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs road trip planning website.

New York City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of subway, train, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Glenwood Springs at 35°F and lows at 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to New Castle.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Outdoors Parks
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort

1
night
New Castle

New Castle ©
The Town of New Castle is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Harcourt Fly Fishing 3G. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Rocky Mountains and then cast your line with Harcourt Fly Fishing 3G.

Start your trip to New Castle by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

New Castle is just a short distance from Glenwood Springs. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in March, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in New Castle: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vail.

Things to do in New Castle

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
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Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Harcourt Fly Fishing 3G ©
Harcourt Fly Fishing 3G

1
night
Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
On the 19th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, then test your problem-solving skills at Vail Valley Escape Room, and then fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vail trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from New Castle to Vail takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from New Castle in March, expect nights in Vail to be little chillier, around 19°F, while days are cooler, around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Beaver Creek
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Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area
Vail Valley Escape Room ©
Vail Valley Escape Room

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 20th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vail to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Vail in March: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum and then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Denver sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 29°F at night. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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