7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Tread of Pioneers Museum and then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then stop by Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs driving holiday website .

Fort Lauderdale to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Steamboat Springs. In November, Steamboat Springs is colder than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 43°F and lows of 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Aspen can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

2
nights
Colorado Springs

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then go for a walk through Pikes Peak, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods. On the next day, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Olympic Training Center.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Colorado Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Aspen in November, with highs in Colorado Springs at 55°F and lows at 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. November in Denver sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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