18 days in Colorado, Idaho & Nevada Itinerary

18 days in Colorado, Idaho & Nevada Itinerary

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Start: San Jose
Fly + Drive:  18 h 30 min
1
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Crested Butte
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Aspen
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Boise
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Overton
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: San Jose

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vail online holiday planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Vail is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Jose in January; daily highs in Vail reach -4°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort

2
nights
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 12th (Fri): get outside with Black Tie Ski Rentals of Steamboat Springs, explore and take pictures at Steamboat Ski Resort, and then have fun at Howelsen Ice Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs and then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs trip website.

You can drive from Vail to Steamboat Springs in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Vail in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Steamboat Springs, with lows of -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Black Tie Ski Rentals of Steamboat Springs ©
Black Tie Ski Rentals of Steamboat Springs
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

1
night
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get outside with Black Tie Ski Rentals of Crested Butte, thensee a world frozen in time at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, and then get engrossed in the history at Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Crested Butte trip planner.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Crested Butte by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Crested Butte, with lows of -23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Black Tie Ski Rentals of Crested Butte ©
Black Tie Ski Rentals of Crested Butte
Crested Butte Mountain Resort ©
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum ©
Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum

4
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 out of the city life by going to Aspen Snowmass and Maroon Bells. Family-friendly places like Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and The John Denver Sanctuary will thrill your kids. When in Aspen, make a side trip to see Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, approximately Glenwood Springs away. Next up on the itinerary: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Ashcroft Ghost Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Crested Butte to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Crested Butte in January: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 1°C and lows are around -15°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies ©
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

2
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 19th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then hike along Boise River Greenbelt.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Boise day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Boise takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in January, Boise is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area ©
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Family-friendly places like The Strip and The Mob Museum will thrill your kids. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and have fun at Battlefield Vegas.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Boise to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Boise in January, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Overton.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

few
hours
Overton

Overton ©
Overton is an Unincorporated Town located in Clark County, Nevada. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Mouse's Tank and then immerse yourself in nature at Valley of Fire State Park.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Overton route planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Overton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. January in Overton sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Overton

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Mouse's Tank ©
Mouse's Tank

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.
On the 25th (Thu), stroll around Garden of the Gods, explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Adventure Miniature Golf, and finally gain insight at Splash!. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, thenget in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, thenget to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Memorial Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs tour itinerary app.

Getting from Overton to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Overton in January, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be cooler, around -9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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