4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Aspen
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Houston

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get great views at Independence Pass. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen trip planner .

Houston to Aspen is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in October, expect Aspen to be cooler, temps between 60°F and 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Aspen

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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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.
On the 8th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Denver online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in October; daily highs in Denver reach 67°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Colorado Springs.

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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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 9th (Tue): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
North Pole - Santa's Workshop ©
North Pole - Santa's Workshop

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