8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park online day trip planner .

Fort Lauderdale to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, tram, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect colder evenings in Rocky Mountain National Park when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in August, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, then see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then go for a walk through Pikes Peak. On your second day here, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Ivywild School.

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Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, you will find days in Colorado Springs are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get outside with Royal Gorge Anglers and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Canon City road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, expect nights in Canon City to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 89°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista online trip maker .

Getting from Canon City to Buena Vista by combination of car and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In August, Buena Vista is a bit cooler than Canon City - with highs of 77°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aspen holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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