7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Idaho Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
End: Jacksonville

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Independence Pass and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Aspen travel site .

Jacksonville to Aspen is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Jacksonville in June, plan for little chillier days in Aspen, with highs around 79°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 26th (Fri), head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Buena Vista sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Idaho Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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

1
night
Idaho Springs

The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): go deep underground at Hidee Gold Mine, see the interesting displays at Argo Mill and Tunnel, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Idaho Springs journey planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Idaho Springs in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, expect nights in Idaho Springs to be a bit cooler, around 36°F, while days are cooler, around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Tours Outdoors Adventure

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Hidee Gold Mine
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River Rafting & Tubing
Hidee Gold Mine ©
Hidee Gold Mine
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel

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 28th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip maker site .

Drive from Idaho Springs to Colorado Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Idaho Springs in June, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be a bit warmer, around 54°F, while days are much hotter, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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