8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Vail
— 1 night
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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 13th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary website.

Fargo to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fargo to Denver. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fargo in March, with highs in Denver at 55°F and lows at 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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 15th (Mon): stroll around Garden of the Gods, then get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Aspen

— 3 nights

Rocky Mountain High

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.
On the 17th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. It doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Aspen trip planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in March, with highs in Aspen at 48°F and lows at 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Steamboat Springs

— 1 night

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Ski Resort.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Steamboat Springs online vacation planner.

Drive from Aspen to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Steamboat Springs are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Spas · Outdoors · Nature

Vail

— 1 night

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

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 20th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Beaver Creek Nordic Center, fly down the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, and then fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vail itinerary builder website.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Vail in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Vail, with highs around 33°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

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.