24 days in Colorado Itinerary

24 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Breckenridge
— 4 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— Few hours
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Aspen
— 6 nights

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Canon City (Royal Gorge Route Railroad, Royal Gorge Helitours, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, get a taste of the local shopping with Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get cooler in Colorado Springs: highs are around 45°F and lows about 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

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Helicopter Tour
Royal Gorge Helitours
4.9

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Denver

Denver ©

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Pearl Street Mall (in Boulder) and Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms (in Louisville). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Denver are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

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Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
4.5

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Estes Park day trip planning app.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Estes Park sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 17°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Breweries & Distilleries

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Must see
Off-Road Tours
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Must see
Trail Ridge Road
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Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©

Colorado's Kingdom

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Keystone (Loveland Pass & Keystone Ski Area) and Vail (Sage Outdoor Adventures & Vail Mountain Resort). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Main Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at Frisco Adventure Park, walk around Carter Park, and look for gifts at The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Estes Park in December, plan for much colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 25°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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Ski Area
Keystone Ski Area
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Horseback Riding Tour
Sage Outdoor Adventures
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Room Escape Game
Frisco Escape Room
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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
You've now added Strawberry Park Hot Springs to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs attractions site.

Do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Breckenridge in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Steamboat Springs, with lows of 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Nature · Parks

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Aspen

Aspen ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Glenwood Springs (Thermal Spas, Sunlight Mountain Resort, &more). On the 29th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. On the 31st (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, stop by Snowmass Sports, deepen your understanding at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Aspen trip tool.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in December, expect nights in Aspen to be about the same, around 10°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

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Ski Area
Aspen Snowmass
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
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