11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Montgomery
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Durango
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Montgomery

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 19th (Thu), stroll through Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then go for a walk through Pikes Peak.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip planning app .

Montgomery to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Montgomery to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Montgomery in December, plan for little chillier days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 45°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
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

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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

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.
On the 25th (Wed), trek along Emerald Lake Trail, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then get great views at Farview Curve Overlook.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Farview Curve Overlook ©
Farview Curve Overlook

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.
Aspen is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, adventure, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, and take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen route maker app .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Aspen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in December, with highs in Aspen at 35°F and lows at 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass

1
night
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Durango Craft Spirits.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Durango online route planner .

Fly from Aspen to Durango in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Durango Craft Spirits ©
Durango Craft Spirits

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