11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Aspen
1
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Snowmass Village
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Aspen

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Aspen Highlands has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

Before you visit Aspen, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Aspen. In December, daytime highs in Aspen are 35°F, while nighttime lows are 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Sundance and Friends, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Winfield.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Buena Vista vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Park City Museum, Spas
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River Rafting & Tubing
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
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 11th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, fly down the slopes at Steamboat Powdercats, then get advice or help at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally have fun at The Crooked Key. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then hit the slopes at Mount Werner, and then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Buena Vista to Steamboat Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Buena Vista in December: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 29°F, while lows dip to 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key

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Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aspen Snowmass. When in Snowmass Village, make a side trip to see Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Springs, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, browse the exhibits of Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and stop by Gene Taylor Sports.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Snowmass Village trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Snowmass Village in 3 hours. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in December, expect nights in Snowmass Village to be about the same, around 10°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hanging Lake Trail, Rocky Mountains
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Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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