7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs tour itinerary planner.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be much colder, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): walk around Riverside Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then see a world frozen in time at Winfield.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, Buena Vista is little chillier than Colorado Springs - with highs of 77°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Riverside Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

3
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.
Aspen is known for nature, adventure, scenic drive, trails, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Mountains, get interesting insight from Tours, and take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Aspen planning tool .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Aspen sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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