5 days in Aspen & Denver Itinerary

5 days in Aspen & Denver Itinerary

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5 days in Aspen & Denver Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Chicago

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Maroon Bells and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aspen: Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn (in Carbondale) and Thermal Spas (in Glenwood Springs).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Aspen trip itinerary app .

Chicago to Aspen is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Aspen. Expect colder evenings in Aspen when traveling from Chicago in June, with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas

2
nights
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 18th (Tue): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and finally wander the streets of 16th Street Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, then take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

Make your Denver itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Aspen to Denver in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Aspen in June since evenings lows in Denver dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Golden History Museum & Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
River Rafting & Tubing
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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