10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, thenwalk around Garden of the Gods, and then look for gifts at Focus on the Family Bookstore. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs route maker.

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Colorado Springs. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in November; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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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.
On the 25th (Mon), meet the residents at Denver Zoo, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Crown Hill Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Denver road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November in Denver, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Crown Hill Park
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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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 27th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, thenadmire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vail Mountain Resort, and then walk around Ford Park. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Vail Recreation Path and then look for gifts at Fuzzywigs Candy Shop.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vail road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Vail takes 3.5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in November: highs in Vail hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens ©
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Ford Park ©
Ford Park

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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.
Step out of Aspen with an excursion to Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Springs--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Independence Pass, take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, and hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aspen trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Vail to Aspen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Vail, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Hanging Lake Trail
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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