9 days in Denver, Aspen & Phoenix Itinerary

9 days in Denver, Aspen & Phoenix Itinerary

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9 days in Denver, Aspen & Phoenix Itinerary

Start: Bergen
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Bergen

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver route planner.

Bergen, Norway to Denver is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Bergen in January, Denver is little chillier at night with lows of -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church

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.
Aspen is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, adventure, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, stroll through Buttermilk Mountain, and get great views at Independence Pass.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Aspen day trip tool .

You can fly from Denver to Aspen in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Denver in January; daily highs in Aspen reach 1°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Phoenix is known for museums, parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, browse the collection at Glendale Public Library, and gear up at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Aspen to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Aspen in January, with highs in Phoenix at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Glendale Public Library
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Off-Road Tours
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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