9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Birmingham
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  8 h 15 min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Palisade
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Birmingham

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glenwood Hot Springs Pool as well as Thermal Spas. Step off the beaten path and head to Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Sunlight Mountain Resort and Roaring Fork Valley. There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and see the interesting displays at Glenwood Railroad Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Birmingham to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Birmingham in April, expect Glenwood Springs to be much colder, temps between 38°F and 25°F. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to Palisade.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Spas

1
night
Palisade

Palisade ©
Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 5th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, do a tasting at Debeque Canyon Winery, don't miss a visit to The Blue Pig Gallery, then do a tasting at Hermosa Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Palisade vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Palisade in 1.5 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in April: highs in Palisade hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Palisade

Wineries
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Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room ©
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room
Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards

1
night
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
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 6th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Gold Run Nordic Center, take in the awesome beauty at Peak 10, then ski along the peaceful trails at Sally Barber Mine Trail, and finally get all the equipment you need at Blue River Sports.

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Traveling by car from Palisade to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. When traveling from Palisade in April, plan for colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 35°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sally Barber Mine Trail
Highlights from your plan
Blue River Sports ©
Blue River Sports
Peak 10 ©
Peak 10
Sally Barber Mine Trail ©
Sally Barber Mine Trail

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then wander the streets of Old Colorado City, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Palmer Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs route maker site.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Breckenridge in April, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be somewhat warmer, around 33°F, while days are much warmer, around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum ©
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery ©
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery

3
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Wed), stroll through Aspen Snowmass and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cottonwood Lake.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Aspen day trip site.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Aspen by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in April; daily highs in Aspen reach 53°F and lows reach 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Snowmass Village, Cottonwood Lake, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Cottonwood Lake ©
Cottonwood Lake

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