5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Canon City). There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and browse the collection at Colorado Springs Public Library - East Library.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder app .

Minneapolis to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Minneapolis in September, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Adventure Museums

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On the next day, stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then make a trip to Independence Pass.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aspen road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Colorado Springs in September, expect Aspen to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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