19 days in Colorado Itinerary

19 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Vail
— 3 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights

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Aspen

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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.
On the 13th (Wed), 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 much more to do: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, stop by Snowmass Sports, gain insight at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Aspen vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Tampa to Aspen is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Tampa in January, things will get much colder in Aspen: highs are around 34°F and lows about 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

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Aspen Snowmass
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Vail

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Western White House of President Gerald Ford

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Vail: Breckenridge (Main Street & Blue River Sports) and Frisco (Frisco Adventure Park & Frisco Escape Room). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, stroll through Copper Mountain, let little ones run wild at Ford Park, and take a tour by water with Sage Outdoor Adventures.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vail vacation site.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Vail takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in January, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Vail: temperatures range from 25°F by day to 14°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Fun & Games

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Horseback Riding Tour
Sage Outdoor Adventures
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Steamboat Springs

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Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planner.

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. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Vail in January since evenings lows in Steamboat Springs dip to 7°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Winter Sports · Trails · Nature
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Estes Park side-trips: Rocky Mountain National Park (Bear Lake, Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, shop like a local with Bear Necessities & Cubs, and explore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Estes Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in January, expect nights in Estes Park to be somewhat warmer, around 19°F, while days are warmer, around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Scenic Drive

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Denver

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Flatirons (in Boulder), Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms (in Louisville). There's lots more to do: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Estes Park to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Denver, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 21°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

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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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive

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