7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Miami
tram + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Aspen
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly + tram:  7​h 45​min
Miami

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Maroon Bells and Aspen Snowmass. Venture out of the city with trips to Thermal Spas (in Glenwood Springs) and Snowmass Sports (in Snowmass Village). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Aspen Art Museum, and see a world frozen in time at Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Aspen travel route builder .

Miami to Aspen is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of tram, flight, car, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Miami to Aspen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Miami in December, with highs in Aspen at 31°F and lows at 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Vail.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Snowmass Village, Thermal Spas
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Aspen Snowmass
Aspen Snowmass
Thermal Spas

1
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Vail

Vail
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort and then see the interesting displays at Colorado Ski Museum-Ski Hall of Fame.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vail day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Vail takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in January, you will find days in Vail are slightly colder (22°F), and nights are about the same (11°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Trails Parks Winter Sports
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1
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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 2nd (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip builder app .

Getting from Vail to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Vail, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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