10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 3 nights

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Canon City (Royal Gorge Helitours & Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs day trip site.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Dallas in December, you will find days in Colorado Springs are slightly colder (45°F), and nights are colder (18°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Denver travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in Denver, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 19°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
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Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours, then take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park trip planner.

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Wildlife
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
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Spas
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Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©

Colorado's Kingdom

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): trot along with Sage Outdoor Adventures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vail Mountain Resort, and then test your problem-solving skills at Frisco Escape Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue River Sports, then make a trip to Main Street, and finally stroll around Carter Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Breckenridge trip planner.

Drive from Estes Park to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Estes Park in December, plan for cooler days in Breckenridge, with highs around 25°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

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Horseback Riding Tour
Sage Outdoor Adventures
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Room Escape Game
Frisco Escape Room
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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.
Take a break from Aspen with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs, about 58 minutes away. On the 1st (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, tour the pleasant surroundings at The John Denver Sanctuary, and deepen your understanding at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Aspen trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Breckenridge to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 35°F by day to 10°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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Ski Area
Aspen Snowmass
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
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