8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 45​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:  7​h
End: New York City

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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 2nd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip itinerary planner .

New York City to Aspen is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

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

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Buena Vista, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Canon City road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, things will get a bit warmer in Canon City: highs are around 89°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car 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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods and then hike along Pikes Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

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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 little chillier, around 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Coors Field. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Denver Zoo.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Denver road trip website .

Take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

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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