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Virginia to Colorado drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   4 days   /   no pets

Virginia to Colorado road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Virginia to Colorado. If you're planning a road trip to Colorado, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Virginia and Colorado. 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 at Virginia
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:32 pm  Charleston (West Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:32 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:20 pm  Lexington
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Lexington
drive for about 5.5 hours

4:33 pm  St. Louis
stay overnight at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
drive for about 4.5 hours

1:41 pm  Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:41 pm
drive for about 7 hours

9:26 pm  Colby
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 11.5 hours

 Day 4

11:00 am  leave from Colby
drive for about 5 hours

3:56 pm  arrive at Colorado

day 4 driving ≈ 5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Virginia to Colorado.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Virginia (VA).

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?

Charleston (West Virginia)  (12 answers)
    questions about Charleston (West Virginia):
        Historic sites
Lexington  (28 answers)
    questions about Lexington:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Lexington?
        Best place to stay in Lexington while attending the Rolex 3 day event?
        stays overnight, Lexington, Ky. near highway
St. Louis  (61 answers)
    Forest Park  (10 mentions)
    St. Louis Zoo  (6 mentions)
    City Museum  (5 mentions)
    Gateway Arch  (4 mentions)
    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around St. Louis:
        Pappy's Smokehouse
        Ted Drewes
        Iron Barley Eating Establishment
    hotels around St. Louis:
        Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
        The Lemp Mansion
    questions about St. Louis:
        Good St. Louis dines?
        Great lunch places in St Louis
        Good family vacation within 10 hours of St. Louis (not Branson)?
        Where are the best places to stay in St. Louis?
        What's the best neighborhood in St. Louis for a first time visitor?
Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering  (33 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Colorado (CO).

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

What are some things to do in Colorado?

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

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. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Emilio from San Antonio, Texas asked:
Hiking in Breckenridge & Steamboat Springs  (7 answers)

profile  Ava from Manhattan Beach asked:
Where to spend Christmas in Colorado with family  (3 answers)

profile  Heidi from Colorado asked:
What is your favorite Colorado ski resort and why?  (2 answers)

profile  Johnny from Las Vegas asked:
Overnight Baseball Trip to Colorado  (2 answers)

profile  Alena from asked:
From Colorado Springs to Grand Junction  (2 answers)

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

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

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,654 miles
driving time of 24 hours, 30 minutes
Colorado is 2 hours behind Virginia
34 Virginia travel answers
12 Charleston (West Virginia) travel answers
28 Lexington travel answers
61 St. Louis travel answers
57 Colorado travel answers

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