14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary planner

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Aspen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 4 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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 26th (Sun), learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Garden of the Gods, then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

Make your Colorado Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Orlando to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect Colorado Springs to be colder, temps between 45°F and 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Denver

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then browse the different shops at The Emporium. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Denver online tour planner.

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. In December in Denver, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 19°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.
On the 30th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then get a tailor-made plan with Estes Park Guided Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Estes Park online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 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 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Aspen.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Aspen

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Aspen Mountain / Ajax and Thermal Spas. Take a break from Aspen with a short trip to Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Springs, about 1h 10 min away. On the 4th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. The adventure continues: stroll through Aspen Snowmass and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen visit website.

You can fly from Estes Park to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Estes Park in December, with highs in Aspen at 35°F and lows at 10°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Breckenridge

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Keystone Ski Area and Colorado Adventure Park. Take a break from Breckenridge with a short trip to Vail Mountain Resort in Vail, about 50 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: make a trip to Main Street and fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge road trip tool.

Getting from Aspen to Breckenridge by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in January, expect nights in Breckenridge to be somewhat warmer, around 14°F, while days are little chillier, around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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.