6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

2
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs day trip website .

Kansas City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Kansas City in September, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll around Riverside Park, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see a world frozen in time at Winfield.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip planner .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, Buena Vista is slightly colder than Colorado Springs - with highs of 73°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Riverside Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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.
On the 18th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary and then get great views at Independence Pass.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen online vacation maker .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Aspen can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

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

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