8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Buena Vista
— Few hours
bus + Drive:  2​h
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
San Juan, Puerto Rico

1
day
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 5th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip maker site .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from San Juan to Denver. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from San Juan in July, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Museums
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Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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 6th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Independence Pass and then stop by Snowmass Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip planner .

You can fly from Denver to Aspen in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in July, things will get a bit cooler in Aspen: highs are around 32°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

few
hours
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

1
day
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Canon City trip planning tool .

Getting from Buena Vista to Canon City by combination of bus and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Buena Vista in July, expect Canon City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 40°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

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

1
day
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip planning app .

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Canon City in July, plan for slightly colder days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. You will leave for home on the 11th (Wed).

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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