10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Idaho Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Nashville

1
night
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 22nd (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Aspen day trip planning site .

Nashville to Aspen is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Aspen due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nashville in June, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 24th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Buena Vista Boulder Garden.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista road trip website .

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
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.
On the 25th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Canon City trip planner .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in June, with highs in Canon City at 89°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

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 26th (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, then meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip app .

Drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Canon City in June, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are slightly colder, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Idaho Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
Highlights from your plan
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

1
night
Idaho Springs

The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. On the 28th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Argo Mill and Tunnel and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To plan Idaho Springs vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Idaho Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. When traveling from Colorado Springs in June, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Idaho Springs: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Colorado State Capitol. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Coors Field, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner .

Drive from Idaho Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Idaho Springs in June, expect nights in Denver to be somewhat warmer, around 55°F, while days are warmer, around 83°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

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