5 days in Virginia & Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Virginia & Colorado Itinerary

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Charlottesville
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Arlington
— 1 night

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard and then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Charlottesville trip planner.

Washington DC to Charlottesville is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Charlottesville when traveling from Washington DC in October, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites
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Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll around Garden of the Gods, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs day trip app.

Fly from Charlottesville to Colorado Springs in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlottesville to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Charlottesville in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Colorado Springs, with lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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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 14th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Aspen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in October: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 60°F and lows are around 30°F. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 16th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Arlington online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Arlington takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Aspen to Arlington. When traveling from Aspen in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Arlington, with highs around 71°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial ©
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

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