8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Greeley
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Aspen Highlands. On the 3rd (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Aspen Snowmass, hike along Difficult Creek Trail, and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Aspen trip maker app .

Fort Lauderdale to Aspen is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Aspen. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in March, with highs in Aspen at 48°F and lows at 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
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Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

1
night
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 5th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs driving holiday tool .

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 March, with highs in Colorado Springs at 57°F and lows at 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

1
night
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 6th (Wed), trek along North Inlet Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Estes Park day trip site .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Estes Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Estes Park sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Greeley.

Things to do in Estes Park

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

North Inlet Trail, Deer Mountain Trail
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Deer Mountain Trail ©
Deer Mountain Trail

2
nights
Greeley

Greeley ©
The City of Greeley is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Weld County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing, view the masterpieces at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at North Lake Park. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Linn Grove Cemetery and then see the interesting displays at Colorado Model Railroad Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Greeley trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Greeley takes 1.5 hours. March in Greeley sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 25°F at night. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Greeley

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Loveland, New Belgium Brewing Company
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Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden

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