10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Akron
Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  22​h 15​min
End: Akron

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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 21st (Fri): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, stroll through Denver Zoo, and then explore and take pictures at Coors Field.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner .

Akron to Denver is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Akron to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

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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 (Sat): hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Aspen trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Denver to Aspen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Denver in September, with highs in Aspen at 72°F and lows at 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Trails Outdoors
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The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deerhammer Distillery, then take an in-depth tour of Buena Vista Heritage Museum, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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Drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Buena Vista are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery
Buena Vista Heritage Museum ©
Buena Vista Heritage Museum

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night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 24th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Canon City road trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Buena Vista in September, expect Canon City to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip app .

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Canon City in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 51°F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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