14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado itinerary planner

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

— 3 nights

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.
When in Aspen, make a side trip to see Woody Creek Distillery in Basalt, approximately Basalt away. On the 23rd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. On the 24th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, deepen your understanding at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Aspen trip maker.

Huntsville to Aspen is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Aspen due to the time zone difference. In December, Aspen is much colder than Huntsville - with highs of 35°F and lows of 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Breckenridge

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Breckenridge: Beaver Creek Chapel (in Beaver Creek), Keystone Ski Area (in Keystone) and Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Main Street, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Peak 10, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge, and ski along the peaceful trails at Sally Barber Mine Trail.

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You can drive from Aspen to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in December, you will find days in Breckenridge are a bit cooler (25°F), and nights are about the same (14°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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 28th (Tue): take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park travel route planner.

Getting from Breckenridge to Estes Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Breckenridge in December, you will find days in Estes Park are much warmer (46°F), and nights are about the same (17°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trip

Denver

— 3 nights

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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and stroll around Crown Hill Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Denver visit planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

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

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.