8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 day
Shuttle to Silverthorne, CO, Taxi to Breckenridge
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights


Steamboat Springs — 1 day

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs vacation site.

Cleveland to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In January, Steamboat Springs is a bit cooler than Cleveland - with highs of 27°F and lows of 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Breckenridge.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Breckenridge — 2 nights

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 9th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Main Street, hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, and then hit the slopes at Blue River Sports.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Breckenridge travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°F in Breckenridge. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aspen.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

Aspen — 2 nights

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 11th (Wed): stroll through Buttermilk Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 34°F to lows of 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Colorado Springs.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Side Trip

Colorado Springs — 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Denver (Molly Brown House Museum, Denver Zoo, &more) and Mount Falcon Castle Trail (in Morrison). It doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip tool.

Fly from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in January, things will get a bit warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 46°F and lows about 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

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.