6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Vail
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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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 5th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area and then take a pleasant ride with Sage Outdoor Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Vail Mountain Resort, make a trip to The O2 Lounge, then make a trip to Main Street, and finally test your team's savvy at Frisco Escape Room.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vail day trip site.

Chicago to Vail is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Vail, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vail: temperatures range from 25°F by day to 14°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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Horseback Riding Tour
Sage Outdoor Adventures
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, then cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Estes Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Vail to Estes Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Vail in January: highs in Estes Park hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Scenic Drive
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Off-Road Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Flatirons, test your team's savvy at Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Estes Park to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Denver sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 21°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

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Geologic Formation
Flatirons
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In January in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 18°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

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