8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Georgetown
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Fort Collins
— 3 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Valparaiso



The historic Town of Georgetown is the Territorial Charter Municipality that is the county seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Foster's Place Playground.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Georgetown road trip planner.

Valparaiso to Georgetown is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Valparaiso to Georgetown, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Valparaiso in December; daily highs in Georgetown reach 17°F and lows reach 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.
Fun & Games · Parks
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Colorado Springs — 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and National Museum of World War II Aviation will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Mountain Lux Candles (in Golden) and Denver (Molly Brown House Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Georgetown to Colorado Springs in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Georgetown, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Fort Collins.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Side Trips
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Fort Collins — 3 nights

Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours and then go for a walk through Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Vern's Toffee House, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Collins trip planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Fort Collins sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 16°F at night. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Spas
Side Trips
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Colorado travel guide

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.