8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado attractions planner
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 day
Snowmass Village
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Idaho Springs
— 2 nights
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights


Steamboat Springs — 1 day

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at Steamboat Ski Resort and then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs tour itinerary builder app.

New York City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Steamboat Springs is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Steamboat Springs at 27°F and lows at 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Snowmass Village.
Parks · Winter Sports · Trails · Outdoors

Snowmass Village — 1 night

Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Snowmass Village route planning site.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Snowmass Village in 3 hours. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Snowmass Village: temperatures range from 34°F by day to 8°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Vail.
Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Side Trip

Vail — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): hit the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort and then fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, see the interesting displays at Walking Mountains Science Center, and then fly down the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vail online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Snowmass Village to Vail takes 2 hours. Traveling from Snowmass Village in January, expect nights in Vail to be a bit warmer, around 14°F, while days are slightly colder, around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Idaho Springs.
Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Idaho Springs — 2 nights

The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Breeze Ski Rentals - Dumont has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Hotel de Paris Museum, then get outside with Breeze Ski Rentals - Dumont, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Phoenix Gold Mine. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Winter Park Resort.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Idaho Springs online holiday planner.

You can drive from Vail to Idaho Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vail in January, things will get a bit cooler in Idaho Springs: highs are around 17°F and lows about 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Side Trips

Colorado Springs — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Idaho Springs to Colorado Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Idaho Springs in January: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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.