8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Denver
— 1 night
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
4
Aspen
— 2 nights
5
Durango
— 1 night

1
night
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 6th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then stroll around Crown Hill Park.

Discover how to plan a Denver trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Knoxville to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Knoxville to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Knoxville in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Crown Hill Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
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.
On the 8th (Mon), walk around Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, thenget your game on at Battlefield Colorado, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and finally find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip builder.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

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

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 10th (Wed), get outside with Four Mile Recreation Area and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista online vacation planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in June, with highs in Buena Vista at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (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
Four Mile Recreation Area ©
Four Mile Recreation Area

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On the next day, cruise along Independence Pass.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Aspen road trip site.

Drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Durango.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

1
night
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 13th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Durango journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Durango takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Aspen in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Durango, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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