6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs

— 1 night

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 3rd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Tread of Pioneers Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then hit the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Gondola, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Orlando to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to Steamboat Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in December: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 29°F and lows are around 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 5th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip maker site.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Glenwood Springs when traveling from Steamboat Springs in December, with lows around 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Spas · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Breckenridge

— 1 night

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 6th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Peak 9, fly down the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Breckenridge itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Breckenridge sees daily highs of 25°F and lows of 14°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 nights

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 7th (Mon), examine the collection at Argo Mill and Tunnel, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then browse the different shops at 16th Street Mall. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Clyfford Still Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Denver trip planning site.

Getting from Breckenridge to Denver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 43°F to lows of 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.