9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado vacation maker

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Aspen
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Aspen

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through The John Denver Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen trip itinerary site.

Newark to Aspen is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in June, plan for colder nights in Aspen, with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista holiday maker site.

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs travel planning app.

Drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Buena Vista in June, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 11th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Bear Lake, admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then admire all the interesting features of Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

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You can drive from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Spas

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 nights

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.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.