8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Fort Smith
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Fort Smith

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Denver tour planner.

Fort Smith to Denver is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Fort Smith in November; daily highs in Denver reach 54°F and lows reach 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop and then learn more about the world around you at Expanding Minds Unlimited - The Colorado Springs Children's Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip website.

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 24th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Aspen online route maker.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in November, with highs in Aspen at 47°F and lows at 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Durango.

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Million Dollar Highway.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Durango online itinerary planner.

Fly from Aspen to Durango in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in Durango can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Off-Road Tours
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway

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