8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Colombo
Fly:  32​h
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
Snowmass Village
— 1 night
Fly:  33​h
Colombo

2
days
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods and then take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs journey planner

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Colorado Springs is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -12 hour difference. Traveling from Colombo in January, things will get much colder in Colorado Springs: highs are around 9°C and lows about -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary website

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
Denver Zoo
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2
days
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. On the 20th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Aspen Highlands. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Snowmass Sports and then fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Snowmass Village day trip planning tool

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Denver to Snowmass Village in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Denver in January, with highs in Snowmass Village at 0°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Aspen Highlands
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Aspen Snowmass
Aspen Snowmass
Snowmass Sports
Snowmass Sports

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