10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: New York City

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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Aspen trip itinerary planning app.

New York City to Aspen is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, you will find days in Aspen are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are colder (41°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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 5th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, thenstroll around Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy. On the next day, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation and then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Aspen to Colorado Springs by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in September: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 79°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Crown Hill Park, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, thencruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and finally get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): meet the residents at Denver Zoo, thenbrowse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens, thenexamine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, and finally wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Denver, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Crown Hill Park, Golden History Museum & Park
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

3
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get great views at Milner Pass, thencruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, thenexplore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park online holiday planner.

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

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