8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Asheville
Fly + Bus:  7 h
1
Estes Park
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Asheville

1
night
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 6th (Sun), sample the tasty concoctions at Rock Cut Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park day trip site.

Asheville to Estes Park is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Asheville to Estes Park. Traveling from Asheville in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Estes Park, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail & River Rafting & Tubing). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Aspen trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Estes Park to Aspen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Estes Park in September; daily highs in Aspen reach 72°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 79°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

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
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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