9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Aspen
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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.
On the 1st (Sat), hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen holiday planner.

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

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Trails
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 3rd (Mon): stroll around Buena Vista River Park and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista road trip planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 4th (Tue), do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Canon City travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in June: high temperatures in Canon City hover around 89°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours · Outdoors · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery and then stroll around Garden of the Gods. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs vacation maker website.

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Canon City in June: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) 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 7th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road and then get great views at Farview Curve Overlook.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Farview Curve Overlook ©
Farview Curve Overlook

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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 8th (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at The Source, then see where the action happens at Coors Field, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver route maker website.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. In June in Denver, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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