5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
3
Aspen
— 1 night
4
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): walk around Garden of the Gods and then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Atlanta in December, plan for slightly colder days in Colorado Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are colder with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

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North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, thenlearn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, thenshop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally take a stroll through 16th Street Mall.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip maker.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Denver can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Aspen journey planner.

Take a train from Denver to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in December, expect Aspen to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

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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 26th (Thu): test your team's savvy at The Crooked Key and then don't miss a visit to Steamboat Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs vacation planner.

Getting from Aspen to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Aspen in December, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Trails Outdoors Parks
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The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

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