4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Aspen
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Washington DC

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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.
To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Aspen trip maker tool .

Washington DC to Aspen is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Aspen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks
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The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista route planning app .

Getting from Aspen to Buena Vista by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Buena Vista are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Plan trip to Canon City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in May: high temperatures in Canon City hover around 72°F and lows are around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

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.
To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner .

Getting from Canon City to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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