21 days in Denver & Aspen Itinerary

21 days in Denver & Aspen Itinerary

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21 days in Denver & Aspen Itinerary

Vienna
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Denver
— 10 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Aspen
— 9 nights
Fly:  24​h
Vienna

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Benson Park Sculpture Garden and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Beach at Grand Lake and Emerald Lake Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Ameristar Casino Resort Spa (in Black Hawk), Colorado Model Railroad Museum (in Greeley) and Estes Park (Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, Photography Tours, & more). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Odell Brewing Company, examine the collection at Colorado Railroad Museum, take a memorable drive along Guanella Pass, and admire the masterpieces at Leanin' Tree Museum & Sculpture Garden Of Western Art.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary builder.

Vienna, Austria to Denver is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Vienna in October, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fort Collins, Estes Park, Colorado Railroad Museum, The Beach at Grand Lake, Cherry Creek State Park
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Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Colorado Model Railroad Museum

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at South Park Historical Foundation and Gunnison Pioneer Museum. Visiting Rio Grande Trail and Crater Lake Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Aspen: Blue Mesa Fishing (in Gunnison), Glenwood Springs (Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, Hanging Lake, & more) and Snowmass Sports (in Snowmass Village). On the 18th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. On the 14th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. There's still lots to do: trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Aspen Brewing Co, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Denver to Aspen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Denver in October, expect Aspen to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Gunnison, Snowmass Sports, South Park Historical Foundation, Dillon Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake Trail ©
Crater Lake Trail
River Rafting & Tubing
South Park Historical Foundation
South Park Historical Foundation

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