10 days in Colorado & Riverside Itinerary

10 days in Colorado & Riverside Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado & Riverside Itinerary

Start: San Bernardino
Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
5
Riverside
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
End: San Bernardino

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Independence Pass and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen day trip planning site .

San Bernardino to Aspen is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from San Bernardino in June, plan for slightly colder days in Aspen, with highs around 79°F, while nights are colder with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 24th (Wed), stroll around Riverside Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll around McPhelemy Park.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Buena Vista online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Buena Vista sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Riverside Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Garden of the Gods. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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 28th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of 16th Street Mall and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Denver trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Denver sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Riverside.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

1
night
Riverside

Riverside ©
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Phenix Technology, Inc. Firefighter History Museum, then stroll the grounds of Riverside National Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Redlands Bowl, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Ritual Brewing Company.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Riverside trip maker app .

Getting from Denver to Riverside by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Riverside. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denver in June: high temperatures in Riverside hover around 90°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riverside

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trip

Redlands
Highlights from your plan
Riverside National Cemetery ©
Riverside National Cemetery
Redlands Bowl ©
Redlands Bowl

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