9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  8​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Miami, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and then view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip maker tool .

Miami to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Miami to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Miami in December, with highs in Colorado Springs at 45°F and lows at 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Commonwheel Artists Co-op
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 11th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, then see Off-Road Tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park road trip website .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

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You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. December in Denver sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 19°F at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

3
nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glenwood Springs: Vail Valley Escape Room (in Avon), Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail) and Beaver Creek Ski Area (in Beaver Creek). There's lots more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, fly down the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort, take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery, and hike along Hanging Lake Trail.

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You can drive from Denver to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Denver in December: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 26°F, while lows dip to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Beaver Creek, Vail Mountain Resort
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Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Thermal Spas
Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area

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