8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Fruita
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: London

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Aspen trip planning app .

London, UK to Aspen is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from London in August since evenings lows in Aspen dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): cruise along Skyline Drive, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Canon City trip builder tool .

You can drive from Aspen to Canon City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in August; daily highs in Canon City reach 37°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 9th (Fri), see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then walk around McPhelemy Park, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Winfield.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Buena Vista trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Traveling from Canon City in August, things will get a bit cooler in Buena Vista: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Fruita.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Fruita

Fruita ©
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Colorado National Monument and then take in breathtaking views at McInnis Canyons Conservation Area.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fruita journey builder app .

Drive from Buena Vista to Fruita in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in August; daily highs in Fruita reach 37°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Fruita

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, contemplate the long history of Balcony House, then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, and finally explore the ancient world of Long House.

Plan my day in Mesa Verde National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Fruita to Mesa Verde National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Fruita in August, Mesa Verde National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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