8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Saint Louis

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 20th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Aspen online trip planner .

Saint Louis to Aspen is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Aspen. Traveling from Saint Louis in July, things will get little chillier in Aspen: highs are around 81°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

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 22nd (Mon): stroll around Riverside Park, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll around McPhelemy Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Buena Vista are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks Tours Adventure

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Riverside Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Garden of the Gods, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and don't miss a visit to Olympic Training Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs day trip planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in July; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 86°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, North Pole - Santa's Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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.
On the 26th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Coors Field, ponder the world of politics at Colorado State Capitol, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): try for a hole-in-one at Adventure Golf & Raceway, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Adventure Golf & Raceway
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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