7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado route planner

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Fly to Denver, Foot to Denver Airport Station, Train to Denver
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Lake
— 1 night
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Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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 8th (Fri), gain insight at United States Air Force Academy, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Colorado Springs trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from New York City in October, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Aspen

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Independence Pass.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Aspen travel planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Aspen by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, Aspen is a bit cooler than Colorado Springs - with highs of 60°F and lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Denver

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens and then catch a live performance at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

Make your Denver itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Aspen to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Aspen in October, with highs in Denver at 67°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Grand Lake

— 1 night
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. On the 13th (Wed), hike along Adams Falls Trail and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grand Lake trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Denver to Grand Lake in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Denver in October, you will find days in Grand Lake are colder (34°F), and nights are a bit cooler (23°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.