8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Houston
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Houston

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation. On the next day, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, thenstroll around Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online trip itinerary maker.

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in March: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

1
night
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 15th (Sun): 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 explore the activities along Crown Hill Park.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Crown Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Crown Hill Park ©
Crown Hill Park

1
night
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 16th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip builder website.

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, expect Steamboat Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 45°F and 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
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 17th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, thenget your game on at Vail Valley Escape Room, and then fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vail trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Vail in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, you will find days in Vail are a bit cooler (33°F), and nights are about the same (19°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

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

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.
Aspen is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, stroll through Aspen Highlands, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buttermilk Mountain.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Aspen attractions website.

Drive from Vail to Aspen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Vail in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Aspen, with highs around 48°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to 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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