8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Winter Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Orlando, Florida

2
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Garden of the Gods. Let the collections at National Museum of World War II Aviation and Commonwheel Artists Co-op capture your imagination. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip builder tool.

Orlando to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect Colorado Springs to be cooler, temps between 45°F and 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Winter Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

1
night
Winter Park

Winter Park ©
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Winter Park Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Vasquez Peak Wilderness, and then fly down the slopes at Granby Ranch.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Winter Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Winter Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in December, expect nights in Winter Park to be slightly colder, around 6°F, while days are colder, around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Winter Park

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Granby Ranch
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Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Granby Ranch ©
Granby Ranch

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Art Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate 16th Street Mall and Trinity United Methodist Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Colorado Model Railroad Museum (in Greeley). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

You can drive from Winter Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Winter Park in December, you will find days in Denver are much warmer (43°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Trail Ridge Road, Colorado Model Railroad Museum, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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