10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Aspen
— 3 nights
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
3
Canon City
— 1 night
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
5
Denver
— 3 nights

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail & River Rafting & Tubing). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and hike along Linkins Lake Trail.

Find out how to plan Aspen trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Dayton to Aspen is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dayton in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Aspen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 30th (Tue), see Off-Road Tours, thensee a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, CaƱon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): cruise along Skyline Drive, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then hike along Tunnel Drive.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Canon City trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Buena Vista to Canon City by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, things will get a bit warmer in Canon City: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

1
night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 2nd (Thu), examine the collection at Moraine Park Museum, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then take some stellar pictures from Forest Canyon Overlook.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Canon City to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Forest Canyon Overlook ©
Forest Canyon Overlook
Moraine Park Museum ©
Moraine Park Museum

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Colorado Springs (Cheyenne Mountain Zoo & Garden of the Gods) and Estes Park (Peak to Peak Scenic Byway & Horseback Riding Tours). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. July in Denver sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Colorado Springs, Estes Park
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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