11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Austin
Fly:  6 h
1
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Austin

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.
Get outdoors at Independence Pass and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, stop by Gene Taylor Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Aspen online trip planner.

Austin to Aspen is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in November, expect Aspen to be cooler, temps between 47°F and 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Snowmass Village, Colorado, Thermal Spas
Highlights from your plan
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Thermal Spas
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass

1
night
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mount Harvard, and then take in the exciting artwork at Sundance and Friends.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 20°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery ©
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
Mount Harvard ©
Mount Harvard
Sundance and Friends ©
Sundance and Friends

1
night
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 28th (Sat): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, thenview the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, thenwalk around Garden of the Gods, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 55°F and lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Commonwheel Artists Co-op
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National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Commonwheel Artists Co-op ©
Commonwheel Artists Co-op

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, thensteep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally wander the streets of 16th Street Mall. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, thenengage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Pearl Street Mall
Highlights from your plan
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Photography Tours and Off-Road Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake). There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park itinerary website.

Getting from Denver to Estes Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Estes Park are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours

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