7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

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 your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Aspen attractions planner .

New York City to Aspen is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. 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 June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Aspen, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stroll around Riverside Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then see a world frozen in time at Winfield.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Riverside Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

3
nights
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 25th (Thu), get your game on at Battlefield Colorado and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

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

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