8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Frisco
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 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.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Canon City (Royal Gorge Route Railroad, Royal Gorge Helitours, &more). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, walk around Garden of the Gods, admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and take in a show at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in December, with highs in Colorado Springs at 45°F and lows at 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Tours · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

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 27th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver online sightseeing 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. In December, daytime highs in Denver are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see Off-Road Tours, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Estes Park fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Estes Park are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Frisco.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours
Spas

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Frisco

Frisco ©
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. On the 29th (Tue), make a trip to Oxygen Bar, then don't miss a visit to Main Street, then stroll through Frisco Adventure Park, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Frisco Escape Room.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Frisco road trip planner.

Getting from Estes Park to Frisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Estes Park in December, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in Frisco: temperatures range from 25°F by day to 14°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Frisco Escape Room ©
Frisco Escape Room
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park

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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.
On the 30th (Wed), settle in for a delightful tour with Aspen Carriage and Sleigh Day Tours, then gain insight at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

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Drive from Frisco to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Glenwood Springs are 26°F, while nighttime lows are 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies ©
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Aspen Carriage and Sleigh Day Tours ©
Aspen Carriage and Sleigh Day Tours

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