8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 day
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Vail
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and then hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs online trip planner.

New York City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. In February, Steamboat Springs is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 35°F and lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Winter Sports · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Tread of Pioneers Museum
4.5

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Vail

Vail ©

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): hit the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, get a new perspective on things with Sage Outdoor Adventures, and then hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vail trip builder site.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Vail in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vail: temperatures range from 26°F by day to 15°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Horseback Riding Tour
Sage Outdoor Adventures
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Aspen

Aspen ©

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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. On the 13th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. There's more to do: hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and look for gifts at Snowmass Sports.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Aspen tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Vail to Aspen in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Vail in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Aspen, with highs around 39°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Ski Area
Aspen Snowmass
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Snowmass Sports
4.8

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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 14th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then walk around Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in February: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 46°F and lows are around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
4.8

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Denver

Denver ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in February, and nighttime lows around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums
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Historic Site
Denver Union Station
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Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
4.5

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