7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado holiday planner

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Taxi to Silverthorne, CO, Shuttle to Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights


Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Balloon Rides. Attractions like Manitou Springs Incline and Helen Hunt Falls make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and stop by Focus on the Family Bookstore.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online tour planner.

San Antonio to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from San Antonio in March, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips


— 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Peak 9, then ski along the peaceful trails at Breckenridge Nordic Center, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally hit the slopes at Blue River Sports.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Breckenridge travel route planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in March: highs in Breckenridge hover around 33°F, while lows dip to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Steamboat Springs

— 3 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Steamboat Gondola and Spas. Kids will enjoy Yampa River Core Trail and Tread of Pioneers Museum. Go for a jaunt from Steamboat Springs to Clark to see Del's Triangle 3 Ranch about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Howelsen Hill Ski Area, admire all the interesting features of Steamboat Ski Resort, admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip maker tool.

Do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in March: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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.