12 days in Colorado Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Itinerary

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12 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  6​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Canon City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Ouray
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Orlando

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stop by Downtown Manitou Springs and then wander the streets of Old Colorado City Historic District. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Manitou Cliff Dwellings and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip site .

Orlando to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Orlando to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Orlando in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 84°F, while nights are colder with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

2
nights
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 6th (Mon), take a memorable ride with Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in August: highs in Canon City hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

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 7th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deerhammer Distillery and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Buena Vista vacation planner.

Getting from Canon City to Buena Vista by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Canon City in August, with highs in Buena Vista at 77°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery

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 Maroon Bells and Independence Pass. Change things up with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: see a world frozen in time at Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum, look for gifts at Snowmass Sports, and stroll through The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aspen trip app .

Drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Snowmass Sports, Thermal Spas
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

3
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Ouray Hot Springs to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, then see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ouray road trip planner.

Getting from Aspen to Ouray by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Aspen in August: highs in Ouray hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Museums Trails
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Ouray County Museum ©
Ouray County Museum

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