11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Aspen
— 3 nights
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
4
Denver
— 2 nights
5
Estes Park
— 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Independence Pass and Aspen Snowmass. Change things up with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, stop by Gene Taylor Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Aspen online trip planner.

Austin to Aspen is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in November, expect Aspen to be cooler, temps between 47°F and 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Colorado, Snowmass Village, Thermal Spas
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Thermal Spas

1
night
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Harvard, and then take in the exciting artwork at Sundance and Friends.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 20°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery ©
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
Mount Harvard ©
Mount Harvard
Sundance and Friends ©
Sundance and Friends

1
night
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 28th (Sat): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 55°F and lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Commonwheel Artists Co-op
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Commonwheel Artists Co-op ©
Commonwheel Artists Co-op

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 29th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally wander the streets of 16th Street Mall. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Pearl Street Mall, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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.
Get outdoors at Off-Road Tours and Bear Lake. Get a sense of the local culture at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. Take a break from Estes Park with a short trip to Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Estes Park trip site.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours

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