8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

New York City
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  9​h
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
New York City

2
days
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray, Colorado is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Bear Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yankee Boy Basin.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Ouray day trip planner.

New York City to Ouray is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get little chillier in Ouray: highs are around 71°F and lows about 46°F. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Ouray

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Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

2
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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.
On the 13th (Wed), appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Ouray to Aspen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

2
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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 15th (Fri): learn about all things military at National Museum-World War II Aviation and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements Inc. and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner .

Fly from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in June; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 85°F and lows reach 55°F. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Arcade Amusements Inc., River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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