15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Vail
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at City of Louisville Historical Museum, test your team's savvy at Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms, then trek along Flatirons, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Downtown Aquarium.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip planner.

Florianopolis, Brazil to Denver is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Florianopolis to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Florianopolis in January, things will get much colder in Denver: highs are around 7°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Louisville, Flatirons
Highlights from your plan
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Downtown Aquarium ©
Downtown Aquarium

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, stroll around Garden of the Gods, then take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and finally deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then stroll around Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online trip builder.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In January in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Commonwheel Artists Co-op
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

3
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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.
Family-friendly places like Buttermilk Mountain and Thermal Spas will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, gain insight at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Aspen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in February; daily highs in Aspen reach 4°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Thermal Spas
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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Vail

Vail ©
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.
On the 5th (Fri), relax and float downstream with Sage Outdoor Adventures, hit the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, and then fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Copper Mountain and then test your problem-solving skills at Frisco Escape Room.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vail online travel planner.

Getting from Aspen to Vail by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aspen in February: highs in Vail hover around -3°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Beaver Creek Ski Area, Frisco Escape Room, Copper Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Frisco Escape Room ©
Frisco Escape Room
Sage Outdoor Adventures ©
Sage Outdoor Adventures
Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): cast your line with a fishing tour, then hike along Thunderhead Hiking Trail, and then stroll through Steamboat Ski Resort. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with Del's Triangle 3 Ranch, take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs day trip website.

Traveling by car from Vail to Steamboat Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Vail, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Del's Triangle 3 Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch ©
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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 9th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, then cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback, then do sightseeing your way with Estes Park Guided Tours, and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip app.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Estes Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Estes Park: highs are around 12°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Spas

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