10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Denver
— 2 nights
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
5
Aspen
— 3 nights

2
nights
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.
When in Denver, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Idaho Springs, approximately Idaho Springs away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, stroll around Crown Hill Park, and see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Denver online tour itinerary builder.

Omaha to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Denver. Traveling from Omaha in August, Denver is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Crown Hill Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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 1st (Sun): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, thencruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then stop by Brownfield's.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Estes Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours
Brownfield's ©
Brownfield's

2
nights
Colorado Springs

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, thenstroll around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, thenexamine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Miramont Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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 (Wed): stroll around Riverside Park, see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in September, with highs in Buena Vista at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Riverside Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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.
Take a break from Aspen with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells and explore and take pictures at Independence Pass.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Thermal Spas

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