16 days in Colorado Itinerary

16 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado journey planner

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Shuttle to Silverthorne, CO, Taxi to Breckenridge
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Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aspen
— 4 nights
Fly
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Steamboat Springs

— 1 night

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 16th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, grab your bike and head to Steamboat Ski Resort, and then hit the slopes at Steamboat Gondola.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip builder website.

New York City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in March, expect little chillier with lows of 21°F in Steamboat Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Breckenridge side-trips: Beaver Creek Ski Area (in Beaver Creek) and Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge route app.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge by combination of shuttle and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around 19°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Sunlight Mountain Resort & Thermal Spas). On the 22nd (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's more to do: hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen travel route planning app.

Getting from Breckenridge to Aspen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in March: highs in Aspen hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Estes Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 1 night
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 25th (Fri), trot along with a tour on horseback and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip planner.

You can fly from Aspen to Estes Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, Estes Park is a bit warmer than Aspen - with highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas

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.
Go for a jaunt from Denver to Winter Park to see Winter Park Resort about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, sample the tasty concoctions at Black Shirt Brewing, explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Estes Park in March: highs in Denver hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 3 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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs route builder.

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. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive

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.