6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  8​h
1
Aspen
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
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.
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Philadelphia to Aspen is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Aspen is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

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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.
On the 17th (Thu), learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and then look for gifts at Peak Ranch's Alpaca Boutique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Aspen to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in October; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 67°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Peak Ranch's Alpaca Boutique
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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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 19th (Sat), shop like a local with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park online journey planner .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Spas
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Denver road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Denver are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Parks
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

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