8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Drive:  13 h 15 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Pueblo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Aspen
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Tram:  4 h 45 min
End: Dallas

1
night
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 22nd (Sun): stroll around Garden of the Gods and then stroll around Fox Run Regional Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, then see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, and then walk around Ute Valley Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel route planner.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Pueblo.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Fox Run Regional Park ©
Fox Run Regional Park

1
night
Pueblo

Pueblo ©
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway, and then get outside with Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Pueblo route maker website.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Pueblo in an hour. November in Pueblo sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Pueblo

Museums Outdoors
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Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum ©
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway ©
Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo ©
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo

1
night
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Boreas Pass Road, then hit the slopes at Blue River Sports, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally get great views at Sapphire Point Overlook.

Before you visit Breckenridge, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Pueblo to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Traveling from Pueblo in November, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around 22°F, while days are much colder, around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Spas Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Blue River Sports ©
Blue River Sports
Spas
Sapphire Point Overlook ©
Sapphire Point Overlook

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rio Grande Trail and Crater Lake Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Aspen: Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn (in Carbondale) and Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail (in Glenwood Springs). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, and walk around The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Aspen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn, Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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