10 days in New Jersey & Colorado Itinerary

10 days in New Jersey & Colorado Itinerary

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Drive
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Cape May
— 2 nights
Bus to Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St, Fly to Aspen
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 3 nights
Fly

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Cape May

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Lucy the Elephant, try to win big at Borgata Casino, then take a stroll through Atlantic City Boardwalk, and finally appreciate the history behind New Jersey Korean War Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape May itinerary builder app.

New York City to Cape May is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Cape May are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

2
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Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: stroll through The John Denver Sanctuary, then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then get great views at Independence Pass.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cape May to Aspen in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape May to Aspen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cape May in September: highs in Aspen hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, and finally take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Estes Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in September; daily highs in Estes Park reach 81°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trip

3
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Denver

Mile-High City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Colorado Springs (Garden of the Gods & Cheyenne Mountain Zoo). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, and get the adrenaline pumping with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip tool.

Drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.