8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
2
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Telluride
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Charlotte

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then see a show at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner.

Charlotte to Denver is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Denver when traveling from Charlotte in August, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre ©
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. On the next day, stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, explore the activities along Crater Lake Trail, and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Aspen online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Aspen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, Aspen is slightly colder than Denver - with highs of 77°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Telluride.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Crater Lake Trail ©
Crater Lake Trail

2
nights
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. On the 30th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Telluride Historical Museum, then take a stroll through Town Park, then get outside with Telluride Outside, and finally admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls. On your second day here, stop by Telluride Truffle, explore the activities along San Miguel River, and then hike along Jud Wiebe Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Telluride route planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Telluride in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Aspen in August: highs in Telluride hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Telluride Outside ©
Telluride Outside
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
San Miguel River ©
San Miguel River

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