7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly:  5​h 15​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
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Omaha

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.
Aspen is known for nature, adventure, scenic drive, trails, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and cruise along Independence Pass.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip planner.

Omaha to Aspen is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Omaha in August: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 77°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 4th (Sun), get outside with Four Mile Recreation Area and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista planning app .

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Buena Vista are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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River Rafting & Tubing
Four Mile Recreation Area ©
Four Mile Recreation Area

3
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.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and North Pole - Santa's Workshop. There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in August, expect Colorado Springs to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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