11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Frisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: New York City

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 14th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Circle 7 Fine Art Gallery. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park, thensteep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Steamboat Springs, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Frisco.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

1
night
Frisco

The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road, get engrossed in the history at Frisco Historic Park and Museum, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

Plan a Frisco trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Frisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, expect nights in Frisco to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Boreas Pass Road
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River Rafting & Tubing
Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Windstar Land Conservancy, thensee Off-Road Tours, thenhike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and finally appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip builder site.

Getting from Frisco to Aspen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Frisco in July, expect nights in Aspen to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours, thensee a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista online day trip planner.

Drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

South Park City Museum, National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum

1
night
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. On the 21st (Tue), see Off-Road Tours, thenhike along Piedra River Trail, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs planning site.

Drive from Buena Vista to Pagosa Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail

3
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), walk around Garden of the Gods, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Colorado Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, car, and bus. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Colorado Springs, with lows of 58°F. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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