32 days in Colorado Itinerary

32 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 5 nights
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Fort Collins
— 5 nights
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Estes Park
— 4 nights
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Durango
— 3 nights
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Aspen
— 4 nights
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Vail
— 4 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 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.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Pueblo (Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center & Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum). Pack the 28th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, look for gifts at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and get a new perspective on nature at Expanding Minds Unlimited - The Colorado Springs Children's Museum.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online travel route planner.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms (in Louisville), Georgetown (Hotel de Paris Museum, Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, &more) and Boulder (Flatirons, Colorado Chautauqua: Park, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take a memorable tour with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Denver online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daytime highs in Denver are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Denver

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Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour ©
Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
When in Fort Collins, make a side trip to see Colorado Model Railroad Museum in Greeley, approximately Greeley away. There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, take an in-depth tour of Totally 80's Pizza & Museum, admire the masterpieces at Swetsville Zoo, and hike along Devil's Backbone Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Collins journey planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Fort Collins takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Fort Collins, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 16°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

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Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Alluvial Fan, Bear Lake, &more) and Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, get a taste of the local shopping with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park vacation builder website.

You can drive from Fort Collins to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Off-Road Tours
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours

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Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durango: Pagosa Springs (Spas, Piedra River Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango, get a tailor-made plan with High Up Tours + Transportation, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Durango Craft Spirits, and look for gifts at Earthen Vessel Gallery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Durango using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Durango takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Estes Park in December, plan for slightly colder days in Durango, with highs around 40°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trip

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Off-Road Tours
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Independence Pass, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, walk around The John Denver Sanctuary, and trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Aspen tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Durango to Aspen in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in December, expect nights in Aspen to be about the same, around 10°F, while days are little chillier, around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Thermal Spas

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Vail

Vail ©

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vail: Breckenridge (High Line Railroad Park, Main Street, &more), Loveland Ski Area (in Georgetown) and Frisco Escape Room (in Frisco). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with Sage Outdoor Adventures, get engrossed in the history at 1883 Dillon Schoolhouse Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company, and admire the natural beauty at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vail trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Vail takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Aspen in December: highs in Vail hover around 25°F, while lows dip to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sage Outdoor Adventures ©
Sage Outdoor Adventures
Frisco Escape Room ©
Frisco Escape Room
Loveland Ski Area ©
Loveland Ski Area

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then trot along with Del's Triangle 3 Ranch. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Vail to Steamboat Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Vail in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°F in Steamboat Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch ©
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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