5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Aspen
— 1 night
Fly + train:  16​h 45​min
End: Cardiff

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night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner .

Cardiff, UK to Colorado Springs is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Cardiff to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cardiff in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 16°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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

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night
Vail

Vail ©
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 5th (Thu): stroll through Beaver Creek Ski Area and then take in the awesome beauty at Vail Mountain Resort.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vail trip planner .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Vail in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Vail, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Beaver Creek Ski Area
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Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort

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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 6th (Fri): hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then trek along Difficult Creek Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen planner .

Drive from Vail to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Vail, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
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Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass

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