6 days in Aspen, Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

6 days in Aspen, Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

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6 days in Aspen, Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Newark

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Maroon Bells and Windstar Land Conservancy. Explore Aspen's surroundings by going to Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn (in Carbondale) and Thermal Spas (in Glenwood Springs).

Plan trip to Aspen with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Newark to Aspen is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas

1
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.
On the 14th (Mon), trek along Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Aspen in October, expect Colorado Springs to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery ©
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Logan National Cemetary, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary planning app .

Take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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