9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel planner

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Fly
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Denver
— Few hours
Drive
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive
4
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Estes Park
— 2 nights

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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Denver trip website.

Palm Springs to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palm Springs to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Palm Springs in August; daily highs in Denver reach 85°F and lows reach 58°F. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

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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 27th (Thu), stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online travel route planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Plan trip to Aspen with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, expect Aspen to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 46°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Steamboat Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. August in Steamboat Springs sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 46°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature

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nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Make your Rocky Mountain National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in August: high temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 89°F and lows are around 56°F. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Estes Park is known for nightlife, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and wander the streets of Downtown Estes Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park visit planner.

Estes Park is just a stone's throw from Rocky Mountain National Park. September in Estes Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 50°F at night.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.