21 days in Colorado Itinerary

21 days in Colorado Itinerary

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21 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Augusta
Drive:  32​h 30​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Copper Mountain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Snowmass Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Augusta

7
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 Horseback Riding Tours. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor) and Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum (in Pueblo). There's still lots to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and gain insight at United States Air Force Academy.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip app .

Augusta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Augusta to Colorado Springs. When traveling from Augusta in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 45°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Summit Lake Park in Idaho Springs, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 21°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

The Colorado Freedom Memorial, Summit Lake Park
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Boreas Pass Road, then don't miss a visit to Main Street, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Peak 9, examine the collection at Barney Ford Victorian House, fly down the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park, then gear up at Blue River Sports, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge trip builder tool .

You can drive from Denver to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Denver in January, with highs in Breckenridge at 25°F and lows at 14°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Copper Mountain.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Frisco Adventure Park
Highlights from your plan
Boreas Pass Road ©
Boreas Pass Road
Room Escape Games
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park

2
nights
Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): hit the slopes at Copper Mountain and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vail Mountain Resort. On your second day here, trot along with a tour on horseback, fly down the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, and then get engrossed in the history at 1883 Dillon Schoolhouse Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Copper Mountain online tour planner .

Copper Mountain is just a short distance from Breckenridge. In January, daily temperatures in Copper Mountain can reach 25°F, while at night they dip to 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Copper Mountain

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vail Mountain Resort, Beaver Creek Ski Area, 1883 Dillon Schoolhouse Museum
Highlights from your plan
Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain
Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area

2
nights
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Aspen Snowmass to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sun), hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then try to win big at Snowmass Rodeo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center, look for gifts at Snowmass Sports, and then stroll through East Snowmass Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Snowmass Village tour planning website .

You can drive from Copper Mountain to Snowmass Village in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Copper Mountain in January, expect nights in Snowmass Village to be slightly colder, around 8°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Snowmass Sports ©
Snowmass Sports
Snowmass Rodeo ©
Snowmass Rodeo

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.
You've now added Aspen Mountain / Ajax to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aspen Mountain / Ajax and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, then stroll through Rio Grande Trail, and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Aspen trip planner .

Getting from Denver to Aspen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Denver in January; daily highs in Aspen reach 34°F and lows reach 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax

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