7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Aspen
— 3 nights
2
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
3
Denver
— 2 nights

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Anderson Ranch Arts Center or Snowmass Sports. Take a break from the city and head to Buttermilk Mountain and Aspen Snowmass. Go for a jaunt from Aspen to Glenwood Springs to see Thermal Spas about 56 minutes away. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Aspen road trip planning site.

Tampa to Aspen is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa to Aspen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in January, expect Aspen to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Snowmass Village, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, Thermal Spas
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Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Thermal Spas
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass

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 9th (Thu): hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then test your problem-solving skills at The Crooked Key.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Steamboat Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Aspen in January: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, thenget to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Denver day trip planner.

You can fly from Steamboat Springs to Denver in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in January: high temperatures in Denver hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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