10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Miami
tram + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Buena Vista
— 1 night
bus + Drive:  2​h
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly + tram:  6​h 45​min
Miami

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then explore and take pictures at Independence Pass.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen road trip planner .

Miami to Aspen is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of tram, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Aspen is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Miami in June, plan for little chillier days in Aspen, with highs around 75°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

1
day
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

1
day
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): snap pictures at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Canon City journey maker site .

Do a combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in June: high temperatures in Canon City hover around 89°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

2
days
Colorado Springs

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 1st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods and then go for a walk through Pikes Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Battlefield Colorado and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs road trip planner .

Drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Canon City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
day
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and then cruise along Trail Ridge Road.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©

2
days
Denver

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then explore and take pictures at Coors Field. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Denver road trip planning tool .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July, daytime highs in Denver are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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