8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Verona
Fly:  18​h 45​min
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Verona

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, look for gifts at Tattered Cover Book Store, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall and then browse the different shops at 16th Street Mall.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip generator.

Verona, Italy to Denver is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Verona to Denver due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Verona in October since evenings lows in Denver dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pearl Street Mall
Highlights from your plan
Pearl Street Mall
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Tattered Cover Book Store

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Maroon Bells and Independence Pass. Change things up with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen itinerary builder.

Getting from Denver to Aspen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In October, Aspen is little chillier than Denver - with highs of 16°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass
Thermal Spas

1
day
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs holiday planner.

You can fly from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Aspen in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 22°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun

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