17 days in Los Angeles & Colorado Itinerary

17 days in Los Angeles & Colorado Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Telluride
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Estes Park
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Aspen
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Colorado Springs
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Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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Corpus Christi to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Corpus Christi to Los Angeles. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Telluride.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Telluride

— 2 nights
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. On the 7th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Telluride Ski Resort and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): get outside with Telluride Outside, then ponder the world of politics at San Miguel County Courthouse, and then fly down the slopes at Ski Butlers Telluride.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Telluride trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Telluride takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles to Telluride, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Telluride is cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 36°F and lows of 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Estes Park.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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 9th (Thu), cruise along Trail Ridge Road and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours and then get outside with Estes Park Scooter Rental.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Estes Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Telluride to Estes Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Telluride in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Estes Park, with highs around 46°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Aspen.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. On the 11th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Buttermilk Mountain, gain insight at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, stroll around The John Denver Sanctuary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aspen trip planning website.

You can fly from Estes Park to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, Aspen is a bit cooler than Estes Park - with highs of 35°F and lows of 10°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Denver (Denver Botanic Gardens & Denver Art Museum). The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in December, things will get a bit warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 45°F and lows about 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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.