9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Idaho Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Houston

3
nights
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.
Aspen is known for nature, adventure, scenic drive, trails, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Aspen day trip planning tool .

Houston to Aspen is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Aspen is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Houston in May; daily highs in Aspen reach 62°F and lows reach 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Harvard.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Idaho Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Harvard ©
Mount Harvard

1
night
Idaho Springs

The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), hike along St Mary's Glacier, get interesting insight from Tours, and then see the interesting displays at Argo Mill and Tunnel.

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You can drive from Buena Vista to Idaho Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, expect nights in Idaho Springs to be little chillier, around 36°F, while days are much colder, around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
St Mary's Glacier ©
St Mary's Glacier
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Battlefield Colorado will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planning site .

Getting from Idaho Springs to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Idaho Springs in June, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be somewhat warmer, around 54°F, while days are warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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