8 days in Utah & Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Utah & Colorado Itinerary

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Moab
— 2 nights
2
Aspen
— 1 night
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights


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2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 1st (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Moab, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Moab day trip planning tool.

New York City to Moab is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Moab: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Trails
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a memorable tour with Elk Mountain Expeditions, gain insight at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen online vacation maker.

You can drive from Moab to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Moab in August: high temperatures in Aspen hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

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Elk Mountain Expeditions ©
Elk Mountain Expeditions
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies ©
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours, thentake a pleasant ride with Mt Princeton Riding Stables & Equestrian Center, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Mt Princeton Riding Stables & Equestrian Center
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Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
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 5th (Wed), get interesting insight from Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take an unforgettable tour with Royal Gorge Helitours. Keep things going the next day: walk around Garden of the Gods and then see Manitou Springs Adventures, High Country Excursions.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs tour website.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in August, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Canon City, Manitou Springs Adventures, High Country Excursions
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River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours

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