11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Aspen
— 5 nights
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
4
Denver
— Few hours

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area and Castle Creek Road. Attractions like Maroon Bells and Independence Pass make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aspen: Glenwood Springs (River Rafting & Tubing, Grizzly Creek Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center, explore the world behind art at Aspen Art Museum, hike along West Maroon Trail, and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For maps and tourist information, read our Aspen trip tool.

New York City to Aspen is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Aspen is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center ©
Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 18th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, thenget interesting insight from Tours, thentake in the exciting artwork at Sundance and Friends, and finally see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg.

Plan my trip to Buena Vista with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Aspen to Buena Vista by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Buena Vista sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa
Sundance and Friends ©
Sundance and Friends

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop and Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and North Cheyenne Canon Park. Change things up with a short trip to Museum Of Friends in Walsenburg (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and engage your brain at Peterson Air & Space Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip tool.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Museum Of Friends, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum ©
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum

few
hours
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.
To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Denver travel planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 21st (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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