9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
4
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
5
Beaver Creek
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 2 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 22nd (Sun): walk around Garden of the Gods. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs itinerary maker.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in December, you will find days in Colorado Springs are slightly colder (45°F), and nights are cooler (18°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), meet the residents at Denver Zoo, see the interesting displays at Molly Brown House Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans. On your second day here, catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver visit planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Denver sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 19°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness

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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 26th (Thu), see Off-Road Tours, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Estes Park
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls.

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Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in December; daily highs in Steamboat Springs reach 29°F and lows reach 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Beaver Creek.

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

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Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek ©
On the 28th (Sat), stroll through Beaver Creek Ski Area, get your game on at Vail Valley Escape Room, then stroll through Vail Mountain Resort, and finally stroll around Ford Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Beaver Creek trip itinerary website.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in December, expect nights in Beaver Creek to be about the same, around 11°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Beaver Creek

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Vail
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Aspen Snowmass and then stroll around The John Denver Sanctuary.

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Getting from Beaver Creek to Aspen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Aspen sees daily highs of 35°F and lows of 10°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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