10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip maker

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Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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.
On the 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Molly Brown House Museum, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then shop like a local with 16th Street Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, sample the tasty concoctions at Prost Brewery Co & Biergarten, then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, and finally indulge your taste buds at Laws Whiskey House.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver holiday builder site.

Springfield to Denver is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Springfield in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

Estes Park

— 2 nights
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road and then explore the activities along Bear Lake.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park trip website.

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Estes Park sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to Aspen.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

Aspen

— 3 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.
When in Aspen, make a side trip to see Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs, approximately Glenwood Springs away. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Independence Pass, hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, and appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Aspen trip app.

You can fly from Estes Park to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Estes Park in November: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 47°F and lows are around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in November, things will get a bit warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 55°F and lows about 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
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.