7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
4
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Helen Hunt Falls and Colorado Wolf Adventures. Escape the urban bustle at Mueller State Park and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and walk around North Cheyenne Canon Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs tour site.

Birmingham to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Colorado Springs. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in October; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 67°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Breckenridge

— 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 13th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then cruise along Boreas Pass Road.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Breckenridge trip planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, you will find days in Breckenridge are much colder (47°F), and nights are little chillier (32°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Spas
Highlights from your trip

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Glenwood Springs sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Steamboat Springs

— 2 nights

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 15th (Fri): trek along Yampa River Core Trail, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs holiday website.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in October: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 30°F. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Spas

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.