5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  5​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), walk around Garden of the Gods and then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs tour planning app .

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in December, you will find days in Colorado Springs are a bit cooler (45°F), and nights are cooler (18°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

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North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally take a stroll through 16th Street Mall.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Denver road trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Aspen

Aspen ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

Plan a Aspen trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Aspen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in December, expect Aspen to be slightly colder, temps between 35°F and 10°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 26th (Thu), enjoy some diversion at The Crooked Key and then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs online road trip planner .

You can drive from Aspen to Steamboat Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aspen in December: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 29°F, while lows dip to 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key

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