7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: New York City

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 10th (Thu): take a stroll through Old Colorado City, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then hike along Palmer Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then listen to music at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs day trip planning app.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 51°F in Colorado Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Miramont Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Lake Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Crater Lake Trail. On your second day here, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Independence Ghost Town and then relax and float downstream with Elk Mountain Expeditions.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Aspen trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Aspen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in September: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 72°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake Trail ©
Crater Lake Trail
Elk Mountain Expeditions ©
Elk Mountain Expeditions
Independence Ghost Town ©
Independence Ghost Town

2
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 14th (Mon), whizz through the canopy at Southwest Raft & Jeep and then take a peaceful walk through San Juan National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, see Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours, and then get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Durango travel route planning site.

Getting from Aspen to Durango by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Southwest Raft & Jeep ©
Southwest Raft & Jeep
Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company ©
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest

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