8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Cascade
— Few hours
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— Few hours

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Manitou Springs Incline as well as Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): visit Old Colorado City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then get engrossed in the history at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online day trip planner.

Chicago to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 51°F. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cascade.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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Cascade

Cascade
Cascade is an unincorporated community and U.S. To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cascade online trip itinerary maker.

Cascade is very close to Colorado Springs. In September, daily temperatures in Cascade can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. You will leave for Aspen on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Cascade

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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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.
You've added Ashcroft Ghost Town, Castle Creek Road, Maroon Bells, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells and then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Cascade to Aspen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cascade in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Aspen, with lows of 41°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for Estes Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Adventure Paragliding
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Estes Park ATV Rentals as well as Trail Ridge Road. On the 1st (Thu), explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Estes Park ATV Rentals and then explore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Estes Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Estes Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in October: high temperatures in Estes Park hover around 69°F and lows are around 39°F. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Estes Park ATV Rentals ©
Estes Park ATV Rentals

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): catch a live performance at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Denver travel planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Denver sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Nightlife

Side Trip

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Highlights from your plan
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre ©
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

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