5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Vail
— 1 night
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Steamboat Springs
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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.
On the 20th (Wed), see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flatirons, and then test your problem-solving skills at Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip maker.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Denver due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Denver are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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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 22nd (Fri): see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park visit planning app.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. January in Estes Park sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Spas
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Off-Road Tours
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, get interesting insight from Sage Outdoor Adventures, and then test your problem-solving skills at Frisco Escape Room.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Vail route site.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Vail takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Estes Park, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Vail, ranging from highs of 25°F to lows of 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Sage Outdoor Adventures ©
Sage Outdoor Adventures
Frisco Escape Room ©
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.
On the 24th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Ski Resort and then don't miss a visit to Cowboys & Indians Jewelry.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Steamboat Springs fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Vail to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Vail in January, expect little chillier with lows of 7°F in Steamboat Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Trails · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Cowboys & Indians Jewelry ©
Cowboys & Indians Jewelry

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