10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  7​h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

2
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip maker .

Montreal, Canada to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Montreal to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in September, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Idaho Springs
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
River Rafting & Tubing

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 9th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, then stop by Brownfield's, then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park day trip site .

You can drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. September in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Spas
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

2
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 10th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and then go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and finally get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip maker .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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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

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 12th (Thu), walk around Riverside Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Buena Vista trip planner .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in September, expect Buena Vista to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Riverside Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then cruise along Independence Pass.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Aspen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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