10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  5​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Atlanta

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.
Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, and look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

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Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in September: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 79°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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 25th (Wed): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Winfield, 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.

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Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in September, with highs in Buena Vista at 73°F and lows at 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail & Cooper Corner Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Aspen online vacation planner .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Aspen, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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 29th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park visit planning tool .

Drive from Aspen to Rocky Mountain National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Aspen in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Rocky Mountain National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

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