14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Durango
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
5
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Boston

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 27th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs and then test your team's savvy at The Crooked Key. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Steamboat Ski Resort, admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

Plan trip to Steamboat Springs with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Boston to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Boston, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 29°F to lows of 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

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.
Aspen is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, adventure, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, admire all the interesting features of Independence Pass, trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass.

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Steamboat Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 35°F to lows of 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass

1
night
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 1st (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Earthen Vessel Gallery, see the interesting displays at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, then don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Durango Craft Spirits.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Durango itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Aspen to Durango in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. December in Durango sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 13°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Shopping
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Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango
Durango Craft Spirits ©
Durango Craft Spirits

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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 2nd (Wed), go for a walk through Pikes Peak, then see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and finally expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Durango to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Durango in January: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 46°F and lows are around 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Commonwheel Artists Co-op
Highlights from your plan
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
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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Denver day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January in Denver, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 21°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Parks
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Gateway Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then view the masterpieces at Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Estes Park day trip website .

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in January, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Photography Tours

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