9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Hays
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Aspen
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Hays

3
nights
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Garden of the Gods. Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Pikes Peak, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs journey maker tool .

Hays to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Hays to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. In May, Colorado Springs is slightly colder than Hays - with highs of 68°F and lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Harvard.

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Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, expect Buena Vista to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

4
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 in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspen Snowmass, explore and take pictures at The John Denver Sanctuary, and cruise along Independence Pass.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aspen trip tool .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Aspen can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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