11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Vitoria
Fly:  26​h
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
Bus:  1​h
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Vitoria

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then cruise along Independence Pass.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aspen online trip planner .

Vitoria, Brazil to Aspen is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vitoria to Aspen is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Vitoria in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Aspen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, and then take an in-depth tour of Buena Vista Heritage Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista online travel route builder .

Getting from Aspen to Buena Vista by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy
Buena Vista Heritage Museum ©
Buena Vista Heritage Museum

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 25th (Wed), head outdoors with Royal Gorge Anglers and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Canon City online journey builder .

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 July, things will get somewhat warmer in Canon City: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, then examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then go for a walk through Pikes Peak. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, then meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and finally admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary website .

Drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Canon City in July since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

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Commonwheel Artists Co-op
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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

2
nights
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 (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally pick up some local products at The Source. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan trip to Denver with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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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 30th (Mon): explore the activities along Bear Lake, then get great views at Farview Curve Overlook, and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Farview Curve Overlook ©
Farview Curve Overlook

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