8 days in Louisiana & Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana & Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Louisiana & Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  6​h
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, put a fun spin on your tour with Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read New Orleans route maker site .

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from New York City in October, with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then cruise along Independence Pass.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Aspen tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Aspen takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Aspen due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

2
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.
On the 13th (Tue), learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner .

You can fly from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Aspen in October, with highs in Colorado Springs at 67°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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