9 days in Denver & Aspen Itinerary

9 days in Denver & Aspen Itinerary

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9 days in Denver & Aspen Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 4 nights
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Boston

4
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and National Ballpark Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum, grab your bike and head to Cherry Creek Trail, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and see the interesting displays at Forney Museum of Transportation.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Denver day trip website .

Boston to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Boston to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boston, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
On the 11th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, learn about winemaking at Balistreri Vineyards, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at 16th Street Mall. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then take in the views from Denver Millennium Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Denver itinerary planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Nature
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Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Balistreri Vineyards ©
Balistreri Vineyards
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Aspen Highlands and then identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Aspen holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Aspen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denver in January: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 34°F and lows are around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center
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Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center ©
Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center

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