14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Canon City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
New York City

3
days
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.
Aspen is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, adventure, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, get great views at Independence Pass, see a world frozen in time at Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum, and appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Aspen trip builder.

New York City to Aspen is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from New York City to Aspen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect nights in Aspen to be colder, around 30°F, while days are slightly colder, around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Canon City.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass
The John Denver Sanctuary

3
days
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. On the 20th (Fri), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. There's still lots to do: tour in style with a train tour and learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Canon City itinerary maker.

You can drive from Aspen to Canon City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Aspen in October, expect Canon City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 70°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Zipline

4
days
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Pikes Peak, admire the sheer force of Seven Falls, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, and pause for some photo ops at Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Canon City to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
North Pole - Santa's Workshop

3
days
Denver

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Venture out of the city with trips to Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and Pearl Street Mall (in Boulder). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Coors Field, contemplate the long history of Union Station, Denver, CO, and admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pearl Street Mall, Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo
Carousel of Happiness

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