31 days in Colorado Itinerary

31 days in Colorado Itinerary

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31 days in Colorado Itinerary

Guatemala City
Fly:  12​h
Estes Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  5​h
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
Steamboat Springs
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Canon City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h
Denver
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Guatemala City

1
day
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery, and finally look for gifts at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Estes Park itinerary planning tool .

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Estes Park is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In December, Estes Park is colder than Guatemala City - with highs of 8°C and lows of -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Estes Park

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors, #Breweries
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Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©
Dancing Pines Distillery ©
Dancing Pines Distillery

2
days
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at San Juan National Forest and then make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Durango trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Estes Park to Durango takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Estes Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Durango

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Honeyville ©
Honeyville

5
days
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Visiting Steamboat Ski Resort and Strawberry Park Hot Springs will get you outdoors. Head to Off the Beaten Path Bookstore and F.M. Light & Sonsfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Town Hot Springs, enjoy some diversion at Steamboat Springs Alpine Slide, hit the slopes at Mount Werner, and admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs vacation planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Durango to Steamboat Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durango in December: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around -2°C and lows are around -18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Independence Pass and Aspen Mountain / Ajax. When in Glenwood Springs, make a side trip to see Snowmass Sports in Snowmass Village, approximately 54 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Next up on the itinerary: test the waters at a local thermal spa, look for gifts at Sioux Villa Curio, and hike along Hanging Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs online visit planner .

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Steamboat Springs in December since evenings lows in Glenwood Springs dip to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Aspen, Snowmass Sports
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Thermal Spas
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Vail Mountain Resort and Copper Mountain. On the 19th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort. There's more to do: look for gifts at Breck Wine and Cheese.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge day trip planning website .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in December: high temperatures in Breckenridge hover around -7°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Breckenridge

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Vail Mountain Resort, Copper Mountain
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Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain

2
days
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours and then explore the stunning scenery at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive and then learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Canon City attractions website .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Canon City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Breckenridge in December, expect nights in Canon City to be about the same, around -11°C, while days are warmer, around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

6
days
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Visiting Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak will get you outdoors. Attractions like Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Olympic Training Center make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: tee off at The Broadmoor Golf Courses, take a stroll through Old Colorado City Historic District, explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle, and have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip builder app .

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

4
days
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Southlands. Head to 16th Street Mall and Pearl Street Mallfor some retail therapy. Step out of Denver with an excursion to Dairy Arts Center in Boulder--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, stroll through Washington Park, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and look for gifts at Tattered Cover Bookstore.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip app .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Denver sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -8°C at night. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Denver

#Shopping, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Boulder, Southlands
Highlights from your plan
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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