12 days in Colorado Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Itinerary

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12 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  6​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Keystone
— 3 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Orlando, Florida

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Helen Hunt Falls as well as Red Rock Canyon. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Glen Eyrie Conference Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon, delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs visit planner .

Orlando to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Orlando in June, things will get a bit cooler in Colorado Springs: highs are around 85°F and lows about 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Keystone.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls

3
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Keystone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park Historical Foundation.

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Getting from Colorado Springs to Keystone by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Keystone, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Leadville, South Park City Museum
Highlights from your plan
Leadville National Fish Hatchery ©
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum

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 7th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): stop by Off the Beaten Path and then grab your bike and head to Steamboat Ski Resort.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs attractions planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Keystone to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Keystone in June, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are much hotter, around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Hot Springs Adventures ©
Hot Springs Adventures

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake, then get great views at Farview Curve Overlook, and then hike along Emerald Lake Trail. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Glacier Creek Stables, take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, and then explore the activities along Bear Lake.

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Do a combination of bus and car from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls

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 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Union Station, Denver, CO, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then glide through natural beauty at Cherry Creek State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver travel route builder app .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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