8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Hamilton, Bermuda
Fly:  16​h
1
Aspen
— 1 day
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
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Hamilton, Bermuda

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen trip website .

Hamilton, Bermuda to Aspen is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamilton to Aspen is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Hamilton in August, expect nights in Aspen to be much colder, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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 27th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, take in the natural beauty of Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Elevation Beer Company.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip planner.

Getting from Aspen to Buena Vista by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Elevation Beer Company
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River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy
Elevation Beer Company ©
Elevation Beer Company

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night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, head outdoors with Royal Gorge Anglers, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Canon City travel planner .

Do a combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Buena Vista in August, expect Canon City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

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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 29th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Canon City in August, with highs in Colorado Springs at 33°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©

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 30th (Thu), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then cool off at Water World. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and finally admire all the interesting features of Coors Field.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Denver online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Water World
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Water World ©
Water World

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