7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Syracuse
Fly:  8​h
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Syracuse

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Union Station, Denver, CO. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Coors Field, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Denver travel planner.

Syracuse to Denver is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Syracuse to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field
Coors Field
Denver Zoo
Denver Zoo

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 19th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary and then take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Independence Pass.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Aspen online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Denver to Aspen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Denver in October, with highs in Aspen at 57°F and lows at 30°F. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

1
day
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 21st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District, explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs sightseeing planner.

Fly from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Aspen in October, expect Colorado Springs to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 39°F. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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