22 days in Colorado Itinerary

22 days in Colorado Itinerary

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22 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Winter Park
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Vail
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Aspen
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

2
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.
Visiting Denver Zoo and Flatirons will get you outdoors. Step out of Denver with an excursion to North Table Mountain Park in Golden--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Coors Field, get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol, and look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Denver itinerary planning app .

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Denver. Traveling from London in February, Denver is slightly colder at night with lows of -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Flatirons, North Table Mountain Park, Crown Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
North Table Mountain Park ©
North Table Mountain Park

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Trail Ridge Road and Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallett Peak, explore the activities along Bear Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Ida Trail, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. When traveling from Denver in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Winter Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak

2
nights
Winter Park

Winter Park ©
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. On the 7th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Winter Park Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maison de Ski, then contemplate the waterfront views at Echo Lake Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Goliath Natural Area, and finally explore the striking landscape of Summit Lake Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Winter Park trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Winter Park takes 3 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in February: highs in Winter Park hover around -9°C, while lows dip to -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Winter Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Evergreen, Idaho Springs
Highlights from your plan
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Summit Lake Park ©
Summit Lake Park
Mount Goliath Natural Area ©
Mount Goliath Natural Area

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Visiting Steamboat Ski Resort and Mount Werner will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, sample the tasty concoctions at Butcherknife Brewing Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail, and hit the slopes at Steamboat Powdercats.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs driving holiday planner.

Getting from Winter Park to Steamboat Springs by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Winter Park in February, things will get a bit warmer in Steamboat Springs: highs are around 1°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Vail.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Mount Werner ©
Mount Werner

3
nights
Vail

Vail ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Vail Mountain Resort and Horseback Riding Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Vail side-trips: Breckenridge (Breckenridge Ski Resort & Tumble Bubbles) and Frisco Adventure Park (in Frisco). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vail trip tool .

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Vail takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in February, expect nights in Vail to be about the same, around -11°C, while days are slightly colder, around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Beaver Creek Ski Area, Frisco Adventure Park
Highlights from your plan
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Aspen Snowmass and Aspen Mountain / Ajax. On the 16th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. On the 17th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Aspen Highlands. There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Aspen travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vail to Aspen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vail in February: highs in Aspen hover around 4°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain

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.
Get in touch with nature at Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Garden of the Gods, admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Colorado Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Aspen in February, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space

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