12 days in Colorado Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Itinerary

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12 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Coors Field. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Denver Zoo, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Denver attractions planning site .

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Denver when traveling from London in March, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

3
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 9th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy, then see the interesting displays at The Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak.

Discover how to plan a Colorado Springs trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aspen Snowmass and Maroon Bells. On the 11th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. On the 14th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Aspen Highlands. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary and admire the masterpieces at Aspen Art Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Aspen trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in March: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 8°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
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Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax

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.
On the 15th (Thu), stop by Breckenridge Hat Co, then make a trip to Main Street, and then take in the awesome beauty at Vail Mountain Resort. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Breckenridge vacation website .

You can drive from Aspen to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from -2°C by day to -10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Vail Mountain Resort
Highlights from your plan
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Breckenridge Hat Company ©
Breckenridge Hat Company

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