10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Snowmass Village
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, ponder the world of politics at Colorado State Capitol, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and explore and take pictures at Coors Field.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Denver online attractions planner .

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Denver, with lows around 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 25th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and finally admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs holiday planning tool .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Commonwheel Artists Co-op
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

1
night
Vail

Vail
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
On the 27th (Wed), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then grab your bike and head to Vail Mountain Resort.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vail trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Vail takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Colorado Springs in February, plan for much colder days in Vail, with highs around 26°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): trek along Hanging Lake Trail and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

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You can take a bus from Vail to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
night
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. On the 1st (Fri), fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then explore and take pictures at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Snowmass Village online travel route planner .

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Snowmass Village by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in February, you will find days in Snowmass Village are a bit warmer (39°F), and nights are about the same (14°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

The John Denver Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then put a fun spin on your tour with The Crooked Key.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Snowmass Village to Steamboat Springs takes 3 hours. March in Steamboat Springs sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 21°F at night. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

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