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Irvine to Colorado Springs drive

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 Las Vegas
 Fishlake National Forest
 Grand Junction
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Irvine to Colorado Springs road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Irvine
drive for about 2 hours

12:54 pm  Barstow
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:54 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:16 pm  Las Vegas
stay overnight at Bellagio Hotel
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Bellagio Hotel
drive for about 5 hours

1:50 pm  Bryce
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:50 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:31 pm  Fishlake National Forest
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:31 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

9:10 pm  Grand Junction
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 10 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Grand Junction
drive for about 3 hours

1:05 pm  Aspen
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:05 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:05 pm  Vail
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:05 pm
drive for about 3 hours

7:51 pm  arrive in Colorado Springs
eat at The Cliff House at Pikes Peak

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Irvine, California.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Barstow  (11 answers)
    restaurants around Barstow:
        Del Taco
    questions about Barstow:
        What's the best neighborhood in Barstow for a first time visitor?

Las Vegas  (294 answers)
    Downtown Container Park  (15 mentions)
    Fremont Street Experience  (15 mentions)
    High Roller  (10 mentions)
    The Mob Museum  (8 mentions)
    Neon Museum  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Las Vegas:
        Mon Ami Gabi
        Wicked Spoon
        Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
        Lotus of Siam
    hotels around Las Vegas:
        Bellagio Hotel
        MGM Grand Las Vegas
        Wynn Hotel Las Vegas
        Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
        The Cosmopolitan
    questions about Las Vegas:
        Best new restaurants in Vegas?
        What time of year is the best for scoring a cheap deals in Las Vegas
        Best tips and casinos for first time gambler?
        Is it better to stay on or off the Las Vegas strip?
        Top things to do in Las Vegas that don't include gambling?

Bryce  (9 answers)
    Bryce Canyon National Park  (32 mentions)

Fishlake National Forest

Grand Junction  (14 answers)

Aspen  (28 answers)
    questions about Aspen:
        Where to raft or tube in Aspen?
        Ideas for romantic hotels in Aspen.
        Good, solid American grub in Aspen - any recommendations?

Vail  (52 answers)
    restaurants around Vail:
        Minturn Saloon
    questions about Vail:
        Outlet for ski clothing?
        Summer Restaurants in Vail

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Colorado Springs, Colorado.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

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)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Colorado Springs.

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 Irvine 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 Irvine to Colorado Springs. Or get a full Irvine 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 Irvine well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Irvine!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,088 miles
driving time of 16 hours, 20 minutes
Colorado Springs is 1 hour ahead of Irvine
3 Irvine travel answers
11 Barstow travel answers
294 Las Vegas travel answers
9 Bryce travel answers
14 Grand Junction travel answers
28 Aspen travel answers
52 Vail travel answers
45 Colorado Springs travel answers


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