12 days in Colorado Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Itinerary

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12 days in Colorado Itinerary

London
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Ouray
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 45​min
London

3
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Frisco Adventure Park and Boreas Pass Road. Take a break from the city and head to Vail / Beaver Creek Resort and Arapahoe Basin. Take a break from Breckenridge with a short trip to South Park Historical Foundation in Fairplay, about 36 minutes away.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Breckenridge vacation planner.

London, UK to Breckenridge is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Breckenridge, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Breckenridge hover around -7°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Frisco Adventure Park, South Park Historical Foundation, Vail / Beaver Creek Resort, Arapahoe Basin
Highlights from your plan
Boreas Pass Road
Frisco Adventure Park
South Park Historical Foundation

3
days
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Howelsen Hill Ski Area and Yampa River Botanic Park. Get outdoors at Yampa River Core Trail and Steamboat Gondola. It doesn't end there: have fun at Howelsen Ice Arena.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in December: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around -2°C, while lows dip to -18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Botanic Park
Howelsen Hill Ski Area
Howelsen Ice Arena

2
days
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), fly down the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Hanging Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip generator.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Glenwood Springs when traveling from Steamboat Springs in January, with lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Spas & Wellness

2
days
Ouray

Ouray, Colorado is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 4th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bear Creek Falls, stroll through Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ouray trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 2°C by day to -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Spas & Wellness, Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness

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