6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  7​h
1
Denver
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
2
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
+4
taxi + Fly + foot + bus + train:  7​h 45​min
End: Miami

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then ponder the world of politics at Colorado State Capitol.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Denver visit planner.

Miami to Denver is an approximately 7-hour combination of tram, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Miami to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Denver is cooler than Miami - with highs of 44°F and lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Childrens Museums
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Colorado State Capitol ©
Colorado State Capitol

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aspen Snowmass and Buttermilk Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Marble Distilling Co. (in Carbondale) and Thermal Spas (in Glenwood Springs). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Gene Taylor Sports.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen road trip app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Denver to Aspen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denver in January: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 34°F and lows are around 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Snowmass Village, Thermal Spas, Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn
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Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Thermal Spas
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain

1
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.
On the 17th (Thu), gear up at Vail Nordic Center and then take in the awesome beauty at Vail Mountain Resort.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vail tour builder .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Vail takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Aspen, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Vail, ranging from highs of 25°F to lows of 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Vail Nordic Center ©
Vail Nordic Center

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs trip planning site .

You can drive from Vail to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Steamboat Springs when traveling from Vail in January, with lows around 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

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