8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Denver
Denver
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Denver

3
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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, childrens museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, contemplate the long history of Union Station, Denver, CO, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Denver custom trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Denver. In October, daytime highs in Denver are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature
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Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field
Coors Field
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

3
days
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy, and take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Falls.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain 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 23rd (Mon): take a memorable drive along Independence Pass and then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through The John Denver Sanctuary and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Aspen holiday planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, things will get a bit cooler in Aspen: highs are around 57°F and lows about 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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