6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Traverse City
Fly:  5​h 15​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:  7​h 45​min
End: Traverse 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Battlefield Colorado. There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and hike along Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner .

Traverse City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Traverse City to Colorado Springs. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 8th (Thu), head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Buena Vista trip planner .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, Buena Vista is a bit cooler than Colorado Springs - with highs of 77°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Four Mile Recreation Area ©
Four Mile Recreation Area

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 9th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Aspen online holiday planner .

Drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Aspen are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

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