8 days in Colorado & Evansville Itinerary

8 days in Colorado & Evansville Itinerary

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1
Denver
— 1 night
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
3
Vail
— 1 night
4
Aspen
— 2 nights
5
Evansville
— 2 nights

1
night
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 20th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, thensee the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then test your problem-solving skills at Mission Escapes Denver. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary planning app.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Denver, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Mission Escapes Denver
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll around Garden of the Gods, thenget to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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night
Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaver Creek Ski Area, thenget a new perspective on things with Sage Outdoor Adventures, and then fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vail trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Vail by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in March: highs in Vail hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Beaver Creek Ski Area
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Sage Outdoor Adventures ©
Sage Outdoor Adventures
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area

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): hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buttermilk Mountain.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Aspen trip planner.

Getting from Vail to Aspen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Vail in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Aspen, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Evansville.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

2
nights
Evansville

Evansville ©
Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum, stroll around Smothers Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Today. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of USS LST Ship Memorial, see the interesting displays at Dream Car Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bluegrass Fish and Wildlife Aera.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Evansville route planner.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Evansville takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Aspen to Evansville due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in March: high temperatures in Evansville hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Evansville

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Owensboro, Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum
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Dream Car Museum ©
Dream Car Museum
Smothers Park ©
Smothers Park
USS LST Ship Memorial ©
USS LST Ship Memorial

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