17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Aspen
Drive:  3 h 45 min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Vail
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Aspen
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Aspen

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 16th (Sun): take a tour by water with Yampa Valley Anglers and then relax and float downstream with Paddle Colorado. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls and then take a leisurely stroll along Rotary Park Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Aspen to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Paddle Colorado
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Paddle Colorado ©
Paddle Colorado
Yampa Valley Anglers ©
Yampa Valley Anglers
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

2
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
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 18th (Tue): get answers to all your questions at Breckenridge Welcome Center and then identify plant and animal life at White River National Forest. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get active on the water at Cutthroat Anglers and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dillon Reservoir.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in August, you will find days in Breckenridge are a bit cooler (62°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dillon Reservoir, White River National Forest, Cutthroat Anglers
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White River National Forest ©
White River National Forest
Cutthroat Anglers ©
Cutthroat Anglers
Breckenridge Welcome Center ©
Breckenridge Welcome Center

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bravo!Vail and then fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): get active on the water at Colorado River Runs and then find your balance on the water with Stand Up Paddle Colorado.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vail trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Vail in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August, daytime highs in Vail are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Bond
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Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Bravo!Vail ©
Bravo!Vail

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): relax and float downstream with Rock Gardens Rafting and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake. Keep things going the next day: test the waters at Glenwood Hot Springs Pool.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip builder website.

You can drive from Vail to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Parks Nature
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Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake
Rock Gardens Rafting ©
Rock Gardens Rafting
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool ©
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Crater Lake Trail and Blue Mesa Fishing. Family-friendly places like Elk Mountain Expeditions and The John Denver Sanctuary will thrill your kids. On the 27th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. On the 26th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. There's still lots to do: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Ashcroft Ghost Town and examine the collection at Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Aspen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, you will find days in Aspen are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mesa Fishing, Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center
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Crater Lake Trail ©
Crater Lake Trail
Elk Mountain Expeditions ©
Elk Mountain Expeditions
Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax

2
nights
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Twin Lakes to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): let the river carry you with The Adventure Company, thentake a memorable excursion with Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deerhammer Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, thenlet the river carry you with Browns Canyon Rafting, and then explore the activities along Twin Lakes.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Buena Vista trip maker.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Buena Vista sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Twin Lakes
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Twin Lakes ©
Twin Lakes
Browns Canyon Rafting ©
Browns Canyon Rafting
The Adventure Company ©
The Adventure Company

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night
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take a memorable ride with Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then hike along Tunnel Drive. On your second day here, do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey and then take a peaceful walk through Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Canon City road trip planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in August; daily highs in Canon City reach 89°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands
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