7 days in Denver & Aspen Itinerary

7 days in Denver & Aspen Itinerary

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7 days in Denver & Aspen Itinerary

Start: Denver
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Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
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Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Denver

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: United States Air Force Academy (in Colorado Springs) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Denver holiday planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Denver. In May, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

United States Air Force Academy, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

3
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 28th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Independence Pass, then get lost in a book at Pitkin County Library, and then admire all the interesting features of The John Denver Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Denver to Aspen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 34°F in Aspen. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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