5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado visit planner

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Fly to Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field, Drive to Snowmass Village
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Snowmass Village
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly

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Snowmass Village

— 1 night
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): hit the slopes at Buttermilk Mountain. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Snowmass Village Hiking Trails.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Snowmass Village trip itinerary website.

Chicago to Snowmass Village is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in March, Snowmass Village is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Denver

— 1 night

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.
On the 31st (Wed), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Denver road trip planner.

You can drive from Snowmass Village to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Snowmass Village in March, expect Denver to be a bit warmer, temps between 55°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll around Garden of the Gods, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then take a stroll through Old Colorado City. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.