6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
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Aspen
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Denver

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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.
On the 30th (Fri), take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at Mission Escapes Denver. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): shop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Denver trip maker.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, expect little chillier with lows of 40°F in Denver. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 1st (Sun), see Off-Road Tours, then take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Estes Park sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Spas
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Off-Road Tours
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Spas
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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.
On the 2nd (Mon), walk around Garden of the Gods, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs visit planner.

Getting from Estes Park to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Historic Walking Area
Old Colorado City
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Aspen

Aspen ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in November: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 47°F and lows are around 20°F. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature
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Must see
Maroon Bells
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