9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Idaho Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Garden of the Gods and then take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs tour itinerary builder site .

Toronto, Canada to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in June: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip site .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Idaho Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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 (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Summit Lake Park, trek along St Mary's Glacier, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Idaho Springs trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Idaho Springs takes 2.5 hours. In July, Idaho Springs is much colder than Rocky Mountain National Park - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
St Mary's Glacier ©
St Mary's Glacier
Summit Lake Park ©
Summit Lake Park

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 (Thu): head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip planner .

Traveling by car from Idaho Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Idaho Springs in July, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Buena Vista: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
On the 5th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Independence Pass and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Plan my day in Aspen using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Aspen, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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