4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Vail
— 1 day
Drive
2
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Denver
— 1 night
Drive
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Vail

— 1 day

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): hit the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vail Mountain Resort.

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Orlando to Vail is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Vail due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get cooler in Vail: highs are around 25°F and lows about 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Vail

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Estes Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Estes Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Vail to Estes Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Vail in January, you will find days in Estes Park are much hotter (48°F), and nights are about the same (19°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Scenic Drive
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Denver

— 1 night

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 28th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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 29th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

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Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums
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Colorado travel guide

4.4
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.