7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
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 the 13th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Aspen day trip planner .

Newark to Aspen is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in October, you will find days in Aspen are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are much colder (30°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Trails
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get outside with Royal Gorge Anglers and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read Canon City trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Aspen to Canon City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, 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 71°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, stroll through Pikes Peak, then examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip app .

Drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Canon City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Colorado Springs, with lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails

Side Trip

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 ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, snap pictures at Denver Millennium Bridge, and then explore and take pictures at Coors Field.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Denver trip builder .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time 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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