12 days in Washington DC & Steamboat Springs Itinerary

12 days in Washington DC & Steamboat Springs Itinerary

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12 days in Washington DC & Steamboat Springs Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 6 nights
+3
subway + bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 5 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + bus + subway:  6​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

6
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Devils Den & Gettysburg National Military Park), Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience (in Frederick) and Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Urban Axes Baltimore). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC itinerary site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Washington DC. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, Baltimore, Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Explore Steamboat Springs' surroundings by going to Vail Valley Escape Room (in Avon), Grand Lake Nordic Center (in Grand Lake) and Beaver Creek Ski Area (in Beaver Creek). There's lots more to do: have fun at The Crooked Key, steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, don't miss a visit to Steamboat Ski Resort, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi from Washington DC to Steamboat Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Steamboat Springs. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Steamboat Springs at 29°F and lows at 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Beaver Creek, Grand Lake Nordic Center
Highlights from your plan
Vail Valley Escape Room ©
Vail Valley Escape Room
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

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