7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  11 h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
+3
Shuttle + Foot + Fly + Taxi:  4 h
2
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Honolulu, Oahu

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip builder website.

Honolulu to Colorado Springs is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Honolulu to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in March, expect Colorado Springs to be cooler, temps between 57°F and 28°F. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at Steamboat Ski Resort, then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs driving holiday website.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Steamboat Springs by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in March, things will get little chillier in Steamboat Springs: highs are around 45°F and lows about 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): fly down the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, get your game on at Vail Valley Escape Room, and then fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vail day trip planner.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Vail in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in March: highs in Vail hover around 33°F, while lows dip to 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Beaver Creek
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Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area
Vail Valley Escape Room ©
Vail Valley Escape Room

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buttermilk Mountain.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip planner.

Getting from Vail to Aspen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Vail in March, you will find days in Aspen are somewhat warmer (48°F), and nights are about the same (21°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain

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