7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Aspen
— 1 day
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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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 (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Denver Zoo, admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, and then contemplate the long history of Union Station.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

1
night
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 (Tue): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 16th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Canon City trip site .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in May: highs in Canon City hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Buena Vista.

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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 17th (Thu), experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Buena Vista trip planning tool .

Getting from Canon City to Buena Vista by combination of car and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Canon City in May, expect Buena Vista to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

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