9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Topeka
Drive:  9​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
End: Topeka

4
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Get outdoors at Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon. There's still lots to do: get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, see where the action happens at Olympic Training Center, and see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip builder app .

Topeka to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Topeka to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Topeka in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 54°F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Cliff Dwellings, River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen holiday planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in June: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 79°F and lows are around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 10th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, and then take some stellar pictures from Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Buena Vista trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Buena Vista sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 44°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

Parks Nature Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook ©
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook

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