15 days in Atlanta & Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Atlanta & Colorado Itinerary

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Atlanta
— 4 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Vail
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 1 night

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get out of town with these interesting Atlanta side-trips: Little Mulberry Park (in Dacula), Liberty Candy Company (in Flowery Branch) and Monastery of the Holy Spirit (in Conyers). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, whizz through the canopy at Historic Banning Mills Zip Line Canopy Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Olympic Park, and see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta journey builder.

Dallas to Atlanta is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Atlanta, with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Georgia Aquarium
4.4
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Food Tours
5.0
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Specialty Museum
World of Coca-Cola
3.9

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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.
Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Pueblo and see Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Fly from Atlanta to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in December: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Georgetown (Guanella Pass & Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour), Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms (in Louisville). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, get the adrenaline pumping with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Denver day trip planning tool.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Estes Park Guided Tours, then view the masterpieces at The Studio Fine Art and Framing, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Estes Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to 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 up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Estes Park

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Spas
4.8
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Off-Road Tours
4.8

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Vail

Vail ©

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): trot along with Sage Outdoor Adventures, test your team's savvy at Frisco Escape Room, and then don't miss a visit to Gatherhouse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vail day trip website.

Drive from Estes Park to Vail in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Estes Park in December: highs in Vail hover around 25°F, while lows dip to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

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Horseback Riding Tour
Sage Outdoor Adventures
4.9
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Room Escape Game
Frisco Escape Room
4.9
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Gatherhouse
4.7

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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.
On the 13th (Sun), stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

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

You can drive from Vail to Aspen in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Vail, expect a bit 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 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Parks
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Scenic Drive
Independence Pass
4.8

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