4 days in Missouri & Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Missouri & Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Branson
— 1 day
Fly
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Joplin

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Branson

— 1 day

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at VIP Tours of Branson and then get in on the family fun at Silver Dollar City.

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Joplin to Branson is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Aspen.

Things to do in Branson

Tours · Wineries · Theme Parks
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Aspen

— 2 nights

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 28th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Independence Pass and then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen planning tool.

You can fly from Branson to Aspen in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Branson to Aspen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Aspen is slightly colder than Branson - with highs of 72°F and lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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 30th (Thu): find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Aspen - with highs of 79°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.