6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Aspen
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): trek along Emerald Lake Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wild Basin Area, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally explore and take pictures at Glacier Creek Stables.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip builder app .

New York City to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rocky Mountain National Park, with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Wild Basin Area ©
Wild Basin Area

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 13th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Coors Field, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. In November in Denver, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aspen tour planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Denver to Aspen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Denver in November; daily highs in Aspen reach 9°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then take a stroll through Old Colorado City Historic District, then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, and finally admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder app .

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 November, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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