8 days in Yellowstone National Park & Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Yellowstone National Park & Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Yellowstone National Park & Colorado Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Aspen
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Brisbane


3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Uncle Tom's Trail and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Step out of the city life by going to Firehole Canyon Drive and Observation Point Trail. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and trek along Artist Point.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park tour planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Brisbane to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in May, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 13°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 23°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Manitou Springs Incline
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

1
night
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 9th (Wed): appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen online holiday planner .

Fly from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in May; daily highs in Aspen reach 20°C and lows reach 1°C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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