8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary tool .

New York City to Aspen is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in October: highs in Aspen hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

2
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 see the interesting displays at Colorado Springs Military Museum, and then take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then gain insight at United States Air Force Academy.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip builder app .

You can 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 temperatures traveling from Aspen in October, with highs in Colorado Springs at 67°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Trails
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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

3
nights
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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Molly Brown House Museum, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

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You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Denver are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Tours
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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