6 days in Colorado & Atlantic City Itinerary

6 days in Colorado & Atlantic City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Atlantic City
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Mile-High City

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 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with 16th Street Mall. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Denver trip maker site.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 40°F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Colorado Springs

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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 23rd (Fri), stroll around Garden of the Gods, then take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs road trip website.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip


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Rocky Mountain High

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen tour builder site.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Aspen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, expect Aspen to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 30°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Atlantic City.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature

Atlantic City

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America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): try your luck at Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, try to win big at Borgata Casino, take a stroll through Atlantic City Boardwalk, then appreciate the history behind New Jersey Korean War Memorial, and finally walk around Brighton Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Atlantic City trip planner.

You can fly from Aspen to Atlantic City in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Aspen to Atlantic City. In October, Atlantic City is somewhat warmer than Aspen - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.