5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Houston

1
night
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 2nd (Thu): cruise along Independence Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip itinerary maker site .

Houston to Aspen is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in August: highs in Aspen hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 4th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip planner .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then get curious at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Canon City trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in August, with highs in Canon City at 89°F and lows at 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience ©
Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience

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night
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.
For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs attractions tool .

Drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Canon City in August; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 83°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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