11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Aspen
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h
3
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aspen: Thermal Spas (in Glenwood Springs) and Snowmass Sports (in Snowmass Village). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, see a world frozen in time at Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, and fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aspen trip maker .

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Aspen is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Punta Cana to Aspen. In December, Aspen is cooler than Punta Cana - with highs of 0°C and lows of -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Snowmass Village, Thermal Spas
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
Snowmass Sports ©
Snowmass Sports

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Glen Eyrie Conference Center. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements Inc., and meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Colorado Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In December, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Aspen - with highs of 7°C and lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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.
Head to 16th Street Mall and Tattered Cover Book Storefor some retail therapy. Denver Art Museum and Molly Brown House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Boulder (Dairy Arts Center & Pearl Street Mall). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Union Station, Denver, CO, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and listen to music at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Denver sightseeing planner .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Boulder
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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