6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore and take pictures at Coors Field, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol. On the next day, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Denver online tour itinerary planner .

Chicago to Denver is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Denver is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in January, you will find days in Denver are somewhat warmer (44°F), and nights are about the same (21°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip maker website .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then explore and take pictures at The John Denver Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Aspen Highlands.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aspen visit planner.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in January, with highs in Aspen at 34°F and lows at 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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