12 days in Colorado Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
3
Estes Park
— 1 night
4
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
5
Vail
— 1 night
6
Aspen
— 3 nights

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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online driving holiday planner.

Tulsa to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulsa to Colorado Springs. In March, Colorado Springs is a bit cooler than Tulsa - with highs of 57°F and lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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nights
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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Discover how to plan a Denver trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. March in Denver sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Crown Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): view the masterpieces at Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery, see Off-Road Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Denver to Estes Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Denver in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery ©
Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Steamboat Ski Resort, take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Steamboat Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in March, expect Steamboat Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 45°F and 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

1
night
Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
On the 23rd (Mon), hit the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, then have some family-friendly fun at Vail Valley Escape Room, and then hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vail trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Vail takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Vail: temperatures range from 33°F by day to 19°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Beaver Creek
Highlights from your plan
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area
Vail Valley Escape Room ©
Vail Valley Escape Room

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs (about 56 minutes away). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, and trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Aspen journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Vail to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vail in March, expect nights in Aspen to be about the same, around 21°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Aspen Snowmass, Thermal Spas
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Thermal Spas
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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