7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
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Colorado Springs
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Rocky Mountain High

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Glenwood Springs (Sunlight Mountain Resort & Thermal Spas). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, and hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

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Los Angeles to Aspen is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get cooler in Aspen: highs are around 35°F and lows about 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Estes Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Spas

Side Trips

Estes Park

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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 16th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Estes Park trip maker tool.

Getting from Aspen to Estes Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, Estes Park is a bit warmer than Aspen - with highs of 46°F and lows of 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Spas · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife


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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Laws Whiskey House. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Black Shirt Brewing.

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Getting from Estes Park to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Colorado Springs

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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.
On the 19th (Sun), find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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.