5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Newark

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Maroon Bells. Step out of Aspen to go to Glenwood Springs and see Thermal Spas, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Aspen journey builder website .

Newark to Aspen is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Newark in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Aspen, with highs around 81°F, while nights are colder with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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River Rafting & Tubing
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): walk around Garden of the Gods, then examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, and then go for a walk through Pikes Peak.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs driving holiday planner .

Fly from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Aspen in July since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Miramont Castle Museum
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Miramont Castle Museum ©
Miramont Castle Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip site .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
National Ballpark Museum ©
National Ballpark Museum

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