4 days in Denver, Fort Collins & Aspen Itinerary

4 days in Denver, Fort Collins & Aspen Itinerary

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4 days in Denver, Fort Collins & Aspen Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
Fly:  9​h
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fort Collins
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Aspen
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Aberdeen

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): look for gifts at Dardano's Shoes, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then get a taste of the local shopping with 16th Street Mall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary site .

Aberdeen to Denver is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Aberdeen to Denver. In August in Denver, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Denver

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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Fort Collins

Fort Collins
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Fort Collins road trip site .

You can drive from Denver to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Fort Collins sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Fort Collins

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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.
For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Aspen online tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Fort Collins to Aspen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Fort Collins in August: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 77°F and lows are around 46°F. On the 12th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Tours

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