8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  7​h 15​min
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
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Newark

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day
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 4th (Mon): hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Aspen attractions planner .

Newark to Aspen is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Aspen. When traveling from Newark in June, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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hours
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 6th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista route planner .

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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

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day
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Canon City road trip website .

Do a combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Canon City: highs are around 89°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

#Adventure, #Tours, #Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods and then explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Canon City in June, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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

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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.
On the 10th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Union Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo and then explore and take pictures at Coors Field.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Denver sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

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

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