4 days in Aspen & Denver Itinerary

4 days in Aspen & Denver Itinerary

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Aspen
— 1 night
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Fly to Denver, Foot to Denver Airport Station, Train to Denver
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Aspen

— 1 night

Rocky Mountain High

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 15th (Sat), stop by Explore Booksellers and then cruise along Independence Pass.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Aspen online trip maker.

Austin to Aspen is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Aspen due to the time zone difference. In May, Aspen is cooler than Austin - with highs of 62°F and lows of 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Denver.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Shopping · Parks
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Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

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 16th (Sun), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Aspen to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Denver when traveling from Aspen in May, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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