8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Denver online trip builder .

Toronto, Canada to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect nights in Denver to be a bit cooler, around -8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Carousel of Happiness
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then put a fun spin on your tour with The Crooked Key.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Denver to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in December, expect Steamboat Springs to be little chillier, temps between -1°C and -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key

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.
Aspen is known for nature, adventure, scenic drive, trails, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buttermilk Mountain, hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, and hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Aspen travel website .

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in December, expect nights in Aspen to be about the same, around -14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain

2
nights
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 2nd (Thu): stroll around Garden of the Gods, look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and then trek along Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs route planner.

Getting from Aspen to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Aspen in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 9°C and lows about -9°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©

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