9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Lexington
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Lexington

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary app.

Lexington to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Lexington in March, expect Steamboat Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 45°F and 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): trek along Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 35°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Parks Outdoors
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): hit the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Vail Valley Escape Room, and then fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

Plan a Vail trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Vail takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°F in March, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Vail

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

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

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.
On the 24th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, thenlook and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then walk around Crown Hill Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Denver tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Vail to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vail in March, you will find days in Denver are warmer (55°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (29°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Crown Hill Park
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

3
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.
Pack the 28th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and examine the collection at Colorado Springs Military Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online route maker.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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