5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado tour planner
Make it your trip
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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
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Estes Park — 1 night

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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Estes Park holiday maker app.

Omaha to Estes Park is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Omaha to Estes Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Omaha in September, plan for little chillier nights in Estes Park, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Denver.
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Denver — 1 night

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 25th (Mon): wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 1 night

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 where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip planning site.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel to Aspen.
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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 26th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Independence Pass and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Aspen tour planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in September; daily highs in Aspen reach 72°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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