12 days in Colorado Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Canon City
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

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 Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Step out of Aspen with an excursion to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: cruise along Independence Pass and appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Aspen road trip planning website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Aspen is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Aspen is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

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Must see
Maroon Bells
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Must see
Independence Pass
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
4.0

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Elevation Beer Company.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista online travel route planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Buena Vista are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 2nd (Tue), do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, look for gifts at The Gold Mine Rock Shop, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Canon City travel route planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in October, things will get a bit warmer in Canon City: highs are around 25°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Shopping
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Winery / Vineyard
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Gold Mine Rock Shop
4.6

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nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Trail Ridge Road and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of Rocky Mountain National Park with an excursion to New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hallett Peak, view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, stop by Earthwood Artisans, and explore the activities along Bear Lake.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Canon City to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Canon City in October, Rocky Mountain National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Must see
Trail Ridge Road
4.9
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
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Water Body
Bear Lake
4.7

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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.
On the 6th (Sat), visit Old Colorado City and then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip planning app.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Historic Walking Area
Old Colorado City
4.0

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