9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  21​h 15​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:  21​h 30​min
Sydney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Coors Field.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Denver is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 17 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, Denver is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

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

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.
On the 27th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, 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 May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Aspen, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Buena Vista holiday app .

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can 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 30th (Wed): get around town with Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Canon City sightseeing site .

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 May, things will get a bit warmer in Canon City: highs are around 29°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can 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.
On the 31st (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, and then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs itinerary planner.

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Canon City in May: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors

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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