8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Kids will enjoy Maroon Bells and Independence Pass. There's more to do: trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aspen holiday maker site.

Atlanta to Aspen is an approximately 6-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 Aspen. Traveling from Atlanta in September, expect nights in Aspen to be much colder, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

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

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 28th (Sat), get outside with Four Mile Recreation Area and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Four Mile Recreation Area ©
Four Mile Recreation Area

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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 29th (Sun), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Crown Hill Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver online travel route planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Denver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in September, with highs in Denver at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Crown Hill Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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nights
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 1st (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, thenstroll around Garden of the Gods, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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