7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Tampa

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aspen Snowmass and Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. For shopping fun, head to Snowmass Sports or Anderson Ranch Arts Center. When in Aspen, make a side trip to see Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs, approximately 56 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Buttermilk Mountain.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen route planner.

London, UK to Aspen is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Aspen is minus 7 hours. When traveling from London in January, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Snowmass Village, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, Thermal Spas
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Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Thermal Spas

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 9th (Thu): hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then enjoy some diversion at The Crooked Key.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary site .

Getting from Aspen to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key

2
nights
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 10th (Fri): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally take a stroll through 16th Street Mall.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Steamboat Springs to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Denver is a bit warmer than Steamboat Springs - with highs of 7°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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