8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly:  6​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:  4​h 45​min
End: Cedar Rapids

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 1st (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Aspen trip app .

Cedar Rapids to Aspen is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Aspen when traveling from Cedar Rapids in June, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

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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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Buena Vista River Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Buena Vista trip planner .

Getting from Aspen to Buena Vista by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Buena Vista are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

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River Rafting & Tubing

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): hike along Tunnel Drive and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Canon City online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Canon City takes 2 hours. In June, Canon City is somewhat warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 89°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

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River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll through Garden of the Gods, and then don't miss a visit to Olympic Training Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Canon City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, then get a sense of history and politics at Colorado Governor's Mansion, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Denver.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Denver tour planner.

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Denver, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

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River Rafting & Tubing
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Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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