8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
2
Canon City
— 1 night
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
4
Aspen
— 2 nights
5
Breckenridge
— 1 night
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night

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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 (Sun): stroll around Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): gain insight at United States Air Force Academy, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In September in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): head outdoors with Royal Gorge Anglers and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Canon City tour planning tool.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Canon City can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 26th (Wed), walk around Buena Vista River Park and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista journey planning website.

You can drive from Canon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. In September, Buena Vista is little chillier than Canon City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then explore and take pictures at Independence Pass.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aspen tour planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Main Street, go for a walk through Hoosier Pass, thenget outside with Quandary Peak, and finally make a trip to Oxygen Bar.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Aspen in September, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Quandary Peak ©
Quandary Peak
Hoosier Pass ©
Hoosier Pass

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, get great views at Farview Curve Overlook, and then stroll through Emerald Lake Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. When traveling from Breckenridge in September, plan for much hotter days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Trails
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Farview Curve Overlook ©
Farview Curve Overlook

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