5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 day
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver tour planner.

Brookings to Denver is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brookings to Denver. When traveling from Brookings in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, then stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then explore and take pictures at Independence Pass.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen tour planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Denver to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Denver in October, with highs in Aspen at 60°F and lows at 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): walk around Garden of the Gods and then cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in October, expect Colorado Springs to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain

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