10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
6
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Aspen travel route builder site .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Aspen is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Aspen is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Juan in September: highs in Aspen hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, then take in the natural beauty of Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get outside with Royal Gorge Anglers and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Canon City trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in September, with highs in Canon City at 33°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get great views at Milner Pass, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, then view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

Plan a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Canon City to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Canon City in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Rocky Mountain National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Milner Pass ©
Milner Pass

1
night
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 29th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then enjoy some music at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. In September in Denver, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Parks
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip site .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails

Side Trips

Downtown Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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