8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
3
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
4
Vail
— 1 night
5
Aspen
— 3 nights

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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 7th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

San Antonio to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Antonio in March, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, thenmeet the residents at Denver Zoo, thenview the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Crown Hill Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use 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 March, daily temperatures in Denver can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Crown Hill Park
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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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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

Before you visit Steamboat Springs, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Denver to Steamboat Springs by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in March, things will get little chillier in Steamboat Springs: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Trails
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

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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.
On the 11th (Wed), hit 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.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vail trip planner.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Vail in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, expect nights in Vail to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Beaver Creek
Highlights from your plan
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area
Vail Valley Escape Room ©
Vail Valley Escape Room

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Buttermilk Mountain and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ute Trail.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Aspen trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Vail to Aspen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Vail in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Aspen, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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