4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h 45​min
1
Denver
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): catch a live performance at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Denver trip builder site .

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Denver are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Nightlife Museums Childrens Museums
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 19th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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night
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip planning tool .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Glenwood Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Colorado Springs in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 27°F by day to 17°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas
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Thermal Spas

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night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 21st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Steamboat Ski Resort.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Steamboat Springs when traveling from Glenwood Springs in January, with lows around 7°F. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

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