15 days in Durham, New Orleans & Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Durham, New Orleans & Colorado Itinerary

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Durham
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 1 night
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Frisco
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Durham

Durham ©

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, then get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and then see the interesting displays at North Carolina Museum of History. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Duke University, admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, and finally sample the fine beverages at Durham Distillery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Durham online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Durham. In January, daily temperatures in Durham can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
Duke University ©
Duke University

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

Getting from Durham to New Orleans by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, New Orleans is a bit warmer than Durham - with highs of 59°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms (in Louisville) and Boulder (Pearl Street Mall & Flatirons). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from New Orleans to Denver by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Denver is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you will find days in Denver are a bit cooler (44°F), and nights are much colder (21°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Side Trips

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Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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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 9th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally gain insight at United States Air Force Academy.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs road trip planning website.

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, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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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 10th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours, explore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Estes Park tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Estes Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in January, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Spas
Off-Road Tours
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stroll through Steamboat Ski Resort, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Gondola, then get advice or help at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then trot along with Del's Triangle 3 Ranch.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Steamboat Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Estes Park in January, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be little chillier, around 7°F, while days are colder, around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch ©
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Spas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Aspen online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in January: highs in Aspen hover around 34°F, while lows dip to 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Frisco.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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Frisco

Frisco
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

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You can drive from Aspen to Frisco in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Frisco, with highs around 25°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 14°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Frisco

Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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