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 ©

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.
On the 13th (Fri), trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Aspen trip app.

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 to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in September, expect nights in Aspen to be colder, around 41°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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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. On the 15th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook, get interesting insight from Tours, and then sample the fine beverages at Deerhammer Distillery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Buena Vista using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook ©
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery

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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): head outdoors with Royal Gorge Anglers and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Canon City trip builder 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 September: high temperatures in Canon City hover around 83°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

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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 17th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery and then walk around Garden of the Gods. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel route builder website.

Drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Canon City in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums
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.
On the 19th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook, and then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park visit 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. In September, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
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 ©

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 20th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then see where the action happens at Coors Field. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Denver driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Denver are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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