14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 3 nights

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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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December, Colorado Springs is colder than Houston - with highs of 45°F and lows of 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

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National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Denver sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill), Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and Fort Collins (Annual Flower Trial Garden & New Belgium Brewing Company). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery, view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and stop by The Ore Cart Rock Shop.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Estes Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Estes Park sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Spas
Dancing Pines Distillery ©
Dancing Pines Distillery

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©

Colorado's Kingdom

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 31st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Main Street, fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): hit the slopes at Blue River Sports and then test your team's savvy at Vail Valley Escape Room.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge planning website.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Estes Park in December: highs in Breckenridge hover around 25°F, while lows dip to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Vail Valley Escape Room ©
Vail Valley Escape Room
Blue River Sports ©
Blue River Sports

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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs (about 56 minutes away). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, stroll around The John Denver Sanctuary, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Breckenridge to Aspen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in January, expect nights in Aspen to be little chillier, around 8°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Thermal Spas

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