4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Houston
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
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Aspen
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  3​h
2
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
End: Houston

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Aspen trip itinerary builder site .

Houston to Aspen is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Houston to Aspen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in December, expect Aspen to be cooler, temps between 35°F and 10°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Aspen

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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): meet the residents at Denver Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Denver holiday maker .

Do a combination of flight and train from Aspen to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Aspen in December, expect Denver to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°F and 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then appreciate the history behind Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun, and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 18°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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