8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Loma
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8 h
End: Pittsburgh

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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, look for gifts at Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

Pittsburgh to Denver is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Denver. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in March: highs in Denver hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Parks
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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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop. On your second day here, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

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Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
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
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): hike along Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs online journey planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 35°F to lows of 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Loma.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Outdoors Trails
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
night
Loma

Loma ©
Loma is an unincorporated community and census designated place in Mesa County, Colorado, United States.Loma is located 18.5mi northwest of Grand Junction. On the 9th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial and then identify plant and animal life at Colorado National Monument.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Loma day trip planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Loma by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in March, expect nights in Loma to be a bit warmer, around 32°F, while days are warmer, around 60°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Loma

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Colorado National Monument, Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Highline Lake State Park ©
Highline Lake State Park
Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial ©
Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial

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