5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Harlingen
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Aspen
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Harlingen

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Garden of the Gods and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip maker app .

Harlingen to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Harlingen to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Harlingen in July, with highs in Colorado Springs at 86°F and lows at 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Fun & Games Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Arcade Amusements, Inc, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
North Pole - Santa's Workshop ©
North Pole - Santa's Workshop

1
night
Vail

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
On the 21st (Sun), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vail itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Vail in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Colorado Springs in July, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Vail: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Aspen day trip site .

Getting from Vail to Aspen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Vail in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Aspen, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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