7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Snowmass Village
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Snowmass Village: Thermal Spas (in Glenwood Springs) and Maroon Bells (in Aspen). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary and identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

Plan trip to Snowmass Village with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Houston to Snowmass Village is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Snowmass Village is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Houston in December, with highs in Snowmass Village at 35°F and lows at 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Aspen, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, Thermal Spas
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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.
On the 18th (Wed), get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip planning tool .

Fly from Snowmass Village to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Snowmass Village in December: high temperatures in Denver hover around 43°F and lows are around 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain and then learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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