10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Doha
Fly + Drive:  24 h
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Doha

1
day
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.
On the 17th (Fri), get great views at Forest Canyon Overlook and then explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip builder.

Doha, Qatar to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Doha to Rocky Mountain National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in August; daily highs in Rocky Mountain National Park reach 37°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Forest Canyon Overlook ©
Forest Canyon Overlook

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.
On the 18th (Sat), see where the action happens at Coors Field, thenshop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens, and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip planning app.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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 19th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Independence Pass.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Aspen online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Denver to Aspen by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in August, expect Aspen to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

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

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, thensoothe aching muscles at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista day trip app.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 22nd (Wed), head outdoors with Royal Gorge Anglers and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Canon City day trip tool.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in August; daily highs in Canon City reach 37°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

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 23rd (Thu): walk around Garden of the Gods and then examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. On your second day here, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs holiday planner.

Drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Traveling from Canon City in August, expect Colorado Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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