4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Vail
— 1 night
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Aspen

— 2 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Buttermilk Mountain and Aspen Snowmass. Take a break from Aspen with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs, about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Aspen online vacation builder.

Oklahoma City to Aspen is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, Aspen is slightly colder than Oklahoma City - with highs of 34°F and lows of 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Vail

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort and then learn the secrets of beer at Vail Valley Food Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vail travel planner.

Drive from Aspen to Vail in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Aspen, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Vail, ranging from highs of 25°F to lows of 14°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Winter Sports · Tours

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.