31 days in Colorado Itinerary

31 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary planner
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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Denver
— 6 nights
Drive
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Winter Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Steamboat Springs
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Silverthorne, CO, Taxi to Breckenridge
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Breckenridge
— 5 nights
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Aspen
— 5 nights
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Colorado Springs — 5 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and Climbing Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Off-Road Tours (in Buena Vista) and Pueblo Heritage Museum (in Pueblo). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, make a trip to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and get engrossed in the history at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Atlanta in January, with highs in Colorado Springs at 46°F and lows at 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Denver.
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Denver — 6 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Denver Art Museum. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland), Flatirons (in Boulder) and Maison de Ski (in Idaho Springs). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and grab your bike and head to Mount Falcon Castle Trail.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Denver road trip site.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Winter Park.
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Winter Park — 4 nights

Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Winter Park Resort and Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Change things up with these side-trips from Winter Park: Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Estes Park (Spas & Horseback Riding Tours). There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Colorado Adventure Park and make a trip to Fraser Tubing Hill.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Winter Park online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Denver to Winter Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Denver in January, expect nights in Winter Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°F, while days are colder, around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.
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Steamboat Springs — 5 nights

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Bring the kids along to Steamboat Ski Resort and Howelsen Hill Ski Area. Step out of Steamboat Springs with an excursion to Elk River Guest Ranch in Clark--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, don't miss a visit to Cowboys & Indians Jewelry, admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Winter Park to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Winter Park in January: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 27°F, while lows dip to 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Breckenridge.
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Breckenridge — 5 nights

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Family-friendly places like Breckenridge Ski Resort and Beaver Creek Ski Area will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Breckenridge side-trips: Keystone Ski Area (in Keystone) and Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: make a trip to Main Street, hit the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park, stroll through Blue River Sports, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of shuttle and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Breckenridge, with lows of 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aspen.
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Aspen — 5 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Buttermilk Mountain and Thermal Spas. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. On the 30th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Aspen Highlands and appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip planner.

Drive from Breckenridge to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in January, you will find days in Aspen are somewhat warmer (34°F), and nights are a bit cooler (8°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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