9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Aspen
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Canon City
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights

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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 23rd (Fri): trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen route planner.

Newark to Aspen is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Aspen, with highs around 77°F, while nights are colder with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

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

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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 25th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deerhammer Distillery.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Canon City trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Canon City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in August: high temperatures in Canon City hover around 89°F and lows are around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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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 27th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery and then walk around Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy.

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Traveling by car from Canon City to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Canon City in August, things will get little chillier in Colorado Springs: highs are around 83°F and lows about 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): cruise along Trail Ridge Road, then get great views at Farview Curve Overlook, and then hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Farview Curve Overlook ©
Farview Curve Overlook

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Denver

Denver ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then see where the action happens at Coors Field. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Denver are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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