9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night

4
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Get outdoors at The Broadmoor Seven Falls and Red Rock Canyon Open Space. And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, and delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online road trip planner.

Topeka to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Topeka in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Colorado Springs, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

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

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Aspen online route planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Aspen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in June: high temperatures in Aspen hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, thensoothe aching muscles at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, and then get great views at Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Buena Vista day trip website.

Getting from Aspen to Buena Vista by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Buena Vista sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cottonwood Lake ©
Cottonwood Lake
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

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