17 days in Colorado Itinerary

17 days in Colorado Itinerary

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17 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Winter Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
7
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

3
nights
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.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aspen: Keystone Ski Area (in Keystone) and Hanging Lake Trail (in Glenwood Springs). On the 15th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Aspen Highlands.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip itinerary builder .

Atlanta to Aspen is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Aspen is minus 2 hours. In December, Aspen is much colder than Atlanta - with highs of 31°F and lows of 10°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Keystone Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Keystone Ski Area ©
Keystone Ski Area
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park ©
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. On the 19th (Wed), see where the action happens at U.S. Olympic Training Center, then identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then admire the sheer force of Seven Falls.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs tour website .

Getting from Aspen to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In December, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Aspen - with highs of 44°F and lows of 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, then explore and take pictures at Coors Field, and then steep yourself in history at Union Station, Denver, CO. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Denver online vacation maker .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Denver sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails

Side Trip

Flatirons
Highlights from your plan
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Winter Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

2
nights
Winter Park

Winter Park ©
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Winter Park Resort.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Winter Park holiday builder tool .

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Winter Park in 2.5 hours. December in Winter Park sees daily highs of 15°F and lows of 6°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Winter Park

Wildlife Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Fraser
Highlights from your plan
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Colorado Adventure Park ©
Colorado Adventure Park
Fraser Tubing Hill ©
Fraser Tubing Hill

2
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
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.
Carter Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Carter Park, look for gifts at Breckenridge Hat Co, then don't miss a visit to Main Street, and finally look for gifts at Breckenridge Cheese & Chocolate. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and shuttle from Winter Park to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Winter Park in December: highs in Breckenridge hover around 21°F, while lows dip to 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Winter Sports Tours
Highlights from your plan
Carter Park ©
Carter Park
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Breckenridge Hat Company ©
Breckenridge Hat Company

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Elk River Guest Ranch has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then take an in-depth tour of Tread of Pioneers Museum, then stop by Off the Beaten Path, and finally admire all the interesting features of Elk River Guest Ranch. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Steamboat Ski Resort.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in December: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 28°F, while lows dip to 4°F. On the 31st (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Elk River Guest Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Elk River Guest Ranch ©
Elk River Guest Ranch

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