11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  26​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Aspen
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Jerusalem

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs tour planning website .

Jerusalem, Israel to Colorado Springs is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in December, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 7°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun ©

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Maroon Bells and Aspen Snowmass. Get out of town with these interesting Aspen side-trips: Thermal Spas (in Glenwood Springs) and Snowmass Sports (in Snowmass Village). On the 22nd (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Aspen Highlands. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Aspen trip planner .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Aspen by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in December: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 0°C and lows are around -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Snowmass Village, Thermal Spas
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): wander the streets of 16th Street Mall and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then stop by Twist & Shout Records, and finally stop by Tattered Cover Book Store.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Denver tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Aspen in December, with highs in Denver at 6°C and lows at -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pearl Street Mall
Highlights from your plan
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax ©
Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road and then look for gifts at Kirk's Mountain Adventures Llc.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park online travel planner .

You can drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Shopping

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Dancing Pines Distillery ©
Dancing Pines Distillery

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