5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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1
Denver
— 1 night
2
Aspen
— 2 nights

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
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.
On the 1st (Thu), meet the residents at Denver Zoo, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then do a tasting at Balistreri Vineyards. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Denver Public Library, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read our Denver online tour planner.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Denver is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Denver reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Balistreri Vineyards ©
Balistreri Vineyards
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells and then relax and rejuvenate at Aspen Club & Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Denver to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Denver in December; daily highs in Aspen reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass

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