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Boston to Colorado Springs via Montana

driving   /   7 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Boston to Colorado Springs road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Boston to Colorado Springs. If you're planning a road trip to Colorado Springs, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Boston
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:45 pm  Buffalo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Buffalo
drive for about 4 hours

3:04 pm  Detroit
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 3

8:00 am  leave from Detroit
drive for about 4.5 hours

12:38 pm  Chicago
eat at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 4:38 pm
drive for about 6.5 hours

11:15 pm  Minneapolis
stay overnight at Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 11.5 hours
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 Day 4

11:00 am  leave from Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:37 pm  West Fargo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 5

11:00 am  leave from West Fargo
drive for about 5 hours

3:50 pm  Theodore Roosevelt National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 6

10:00 am  leave from Theodore Roosevelt National Park
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:18 pm  Montana
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 6 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 7

9:00 am  leave from Montana
drive for about 9 hours

5:49 pm  Laramie
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:49 pm
drive for about 3 hours

10:00 pm  arrive in Colorado Springs

day 7 driving ≈ 12 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Buffalo  (26 answers)
    restaurants around Buffalo:
        Anchor Bar
    questions about Buffalo:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Buffalo (New York)?
        What to see other than the falls
        Cross Country Road Trip

Detroit  (31 answers)
    Comerica Park  (4 mentions)
    Detroit Institute of Arts  (4 mentions)
    Greektown Casino-Hotel  (4 mentions)
    Motown Historical Museum  (2 mentions)
    Ford Rouge Factory Tour  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Detroit:
        Slows Bar-B-Q
        Santorini Estiatorio Detroit
    questions about Detroit:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Detroit?
        Places to stay in Detroit
        What is there to see in Detroit?

Chicago  (311 answers)
    Millennium Park  (54 mentions)
    The Art Institute of Chicago  (48 mentions)
    Shedd Aquarium  (46 mentions)
    Willis Tower  (38 mentions)
    Lincoln Park Zoo  (35 mentions)
    restaurants around Chicago:
        Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
        Pequod's Pizza
        Girl & the Goat
        Big Star
        Au Cheval
    questions about Chicago:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?
        Best Chicago pizza?
        What to do in one weekend in Chicago?
        airport transportation
        Chicago - Should we rent a car or no?

Minneapolis  (57 answers)
    Lake Calhoun  (23 mentions)
    Lake Harriet  (21 mentions)
    Lake Of The Isles  (17 mentions)
    Minnehaha Falls  (10 mentions)
    Minnehaha Park  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Minneapolis:
        The Bachelor Farmer
        112 Eatery
        Sea Salt Eatery
        Midtown Global Market
        Psycho Suzi's
    hotels around Minneapolis:
        Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America
    questions about Minneapolis:
        Best free things to do in Minneapolis?
        Is the Mall of America worth visiting?
        Fine dining in Minneapolis?
        What are the best lakes in and/or around Minneapolis?
        What are your favorite restaurants in Minneapolis?

West Fargo  (5 answers)
    questions about West Fargo:
        What is your favorite restaurant in West Fargo?
        rv campgrounds

Theodore Roosevelt National Park  (5 mentions)

Montana  (20 mentions)
    questions about Montana:
        What are some can't-miss things to do during winter in Montana?
        4 day road trip
        Best free things to do in Montana?
        Can I drive my moped in Montana?

Laramie  (6 answers)
    questions about Laramie:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Laramie?


Where's the best place to eat in Colorado Springs?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Cliff House at Pikes Peak, which was mentioned 2 times.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Colorado Springs? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Colorado Springs?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Garden of the Gods  (16 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Colorado Springs. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Kimberly from Scottsdale asked:
Camping at Garden of the Gods / Seven Falls  (3 answers)

profile  Morgan from asked:
1 day white water rafting trips  (2 answers)

profile  Christa from Bolingbrook, Illinois asked:
Couples trip to Colorado Springs  (2 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Colorado Springs to Boston drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Boston to Colorado Springs. Or get a full Boston to Colorado Springs flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Boston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Boston!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 3,098 miles
driving time of 48 hours, 22 minutes
226 Boston travel answers
26 Buffalo travel answers
31 Detroit travel answers
311 Chicago travel answers
57 Minneapolis travel answers
5 West Fargo travel answers
6 Laramie travel answers
67 Colorado Springs travel answers





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