11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Snowmass Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
6
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: San Francisco

1
night
Glenwood Springs

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 16th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs attractions planner .

San Francisco to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Glenwood Springs due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in February: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 29°F and lows are around 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Spas Nature

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
nights
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Buttermilk Mountain.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Snowmass Village online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Snowmass Village in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in February: highs in Snowmass Village hover around 39°F, while lows dip to 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Main Street, sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and then take in the awesome beauty at Vail Mountain Resort.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip planner .

You can drive from Snowmass Village to Breckenridge in 3 hours. When traveling from Snowmass Village in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 26°F by day to 15°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Vail Mountain Resort
Highlights from your plan
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Main Street ©
Main Street

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then meet the residents 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.

Start your trip to Colorado Springs by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Breckenridge in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 46°F and lows about 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

Commonwheel Artists Co-op
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak

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.
On the 24th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, tour the pleasant surroundings at Denver Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Coors Field, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of 16th Street Mall, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Denver travel itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In February in Denver, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 21°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

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

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Steamboat Ski Resort, take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then test your problem-solving skills at The Crooked Key.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Denver to Steamboat Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Steamboat Springs is slightly colder than Denver - with highs of 35°F and lows of 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Winter Sports Trails
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs

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