5 days in Steamboat Springs & Denver Itinerary

5 days in Steamboat Springs & Denver Itinerary

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5 days in Steamboat Springs & Denver Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Tampa, Florida

1
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 23rd (Thu), hit the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by F.M. Light & Sons, look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and finally admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs tour builder .

Tampa to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampa to Steamboat Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tampa in August, plan for little chillier days in Steamboat Springs, with highs around 79°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore ©
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore

3
nights
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.
Step out of Denver with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Idaho Springs--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, explore and take pictures at Coors Field, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Steamboat Springs to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Steamboat Springs in August; daily highs in Denver reach 85°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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