5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Aspen
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night

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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 20th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at The John Denver Sanctuary and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip builder site.

Chicago to Aspen is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Aspen is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect Aspen to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

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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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 22nd (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Estes Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Estes Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Aspen in October, things will get a bit warmer in Estes Park: highs are around 69°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Scenic Drive
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Off-Road Tours
Spas
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): meet the residents at Denver Zoo, shop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Denver trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

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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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 24th (Sat): walk around Garden of the Gods, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Theme Parks

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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