8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Asheville

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire all the interesting features of The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip planner .

Asheville to Aspen is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Asheville in May; daily highs in Aspen reach 62°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then sample the fine beverages at Deerhammer Distillery.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Buena Vista day trip site .

Getting from Aspen to Buena Vista by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, CaƱon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Canon City trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, expect Canon City to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy. On the next day, make a trip to Olympic Training Center, then examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pikes Peak.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Canon City to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Canon City in June, you will find days in Colorado Springs are little chillier (84°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, stroll through Denver Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum and then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver online day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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