9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
2
Denver
— 2 nights
3
Aspen
— 3 nights

3
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.
Head to Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Ruxton's Trading Postfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Colorado Springs to Divide to see Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and stroll around Garden of the Gods.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip tool.

Gulfport to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December, Colorado Springs is much colder than Gulfport - with highs of 45°F and lows of 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, 300 Days of Shine, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stop by Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Denver attractions website.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Denver are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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.
Get in touch with nature at Maroon Bells and Independence Pass. Go for a jaunt from Aspen to Glenwood Springs to see Thermal Spas about 56 minutes away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip itinerary website.

Getting from Denver to Aspen by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Denver in December, with highs in Aspen at 35°F and lows at 10°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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