9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  5 h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— Few hours
Drive:  5 h
7
Lamar
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Denver

2
nights
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 18th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver online sightseeing planner.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 55°F in Denver. You'll set off for Estes Park on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Denver

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Tours Outdoors
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Horseback Riding Tours

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan and then admire all the interesting features of Old Fall River Road.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip maker.

Rocky Mountain National Park is very close to Estes Park. June in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Scenic Drive Nature
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Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll around Garden of the Gods. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip maker website.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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.
Maroon Bells has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In June, Aspen is a bit cooler than Colorado Springs - with highs of 79°F and lows of 43°F. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

few
hours
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aspen to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. In June, daily temperatures in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to Lamar.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks Trails Outdoors

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hours
Lamar

Lamar
Lamar is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Prowers County, Colorado, United States. To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lamar travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Lamar. In June, Lamar is somewhat warmer than Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve - with highs of 92°F and lows of 58°F. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lamar

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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