7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Aspen
— 1 night
2
Canon City
— 1 night
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
4
Denver
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Aspen itinerary planner.

Newark to Aspen is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Aspen is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for little chillier days in Aspen, with highs around °F, while nights are cooler with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Aspen

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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 15th (Tue), head outdoors with Royal Gorge Anglers and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Canon City online visit planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Canon City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in October; daily highs in Canon City reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then visit Old Colorado City. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, thenadmire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planning site.

Getting from Canon City to Colorado Springs by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Canon City in October, plan for little chillier nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, thentake in the views from Denver Millennium Bridge, and then see where the action happens at Coors Field.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Denver travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Denver are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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