8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary planner

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Denver
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Silverthorne
— 1 night
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Fairplay
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 day
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Denver

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House, see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, and then experience the excitement of Back In A Flash Chiropractic & Massage.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary planner.

Wilmington to Denver is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Denver when traveling from Wilmington in July, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Silverthorne.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Fun & Games

Silverthorne

— 1 night
For people with the surname, see Silverthorne (surname).Silverthorne is a Home Rule Municipality that is the second most populous town in Summit County, Colorado. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at 1883 Dillon Schoolhouse Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Silverthorne vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Denver to Silverthorne takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Denver in July, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Silverthorne: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Silverthorne

Museums

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 8th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Mount Werner, steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally hit the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore and then head outdoors with Backdoor Sports.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Silverthorne to Steamboat Springs takes 2 hours. When traveling from Silverthorne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Steamboat Springs, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

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.
To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in July: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Fairplay.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Shopping · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Fairplay

— 1 night
Fairplay is the statutory town that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Park County, Colorado, United States. To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fairplay road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Fairplay takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Glenwood Springs in July since evenings lows in Fairplay dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Fairplay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Colorado Springs

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get outside with Adventures Out West, explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then get a dose of the wild on Colorado Wolf Adventures, and finally stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fairplay to Colorado Springs in 2 hours. Traveling from Fairplay in July, expect Colorado Springs to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Mount Falcon Castle Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Cabrini Shrine, then hike along North Table Mountain Park, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and then take in nature's colorful creations at Cheesman Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Denver tour planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

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.