11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Newark

3
days
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 Aspen to go to Buena Vista and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, make a trip to Independence Pass, and stop by Snowmass Sports.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aspen road trip tool .

Newark to Aspen is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Aspen. When traveling from Newark in June, plan for slightly colder days in Aspen, with highs around 75°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 43°F. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Snowmass Sports
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

3
days
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
When in Colorado Springs, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy, take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs attractions planning app .

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Colorado Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in June; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 85°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak

1
day
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall, and then look for gifts at El Loro.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Boulder online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Boulder takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

#Shopping, #Parks, #Nature
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Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

1
day
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 28th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake and then cruise along Trail Ridge Road.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip website .

Traveling by car from Boulder to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

#Scenic Drive, #Parks, #Nature
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Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): meet the residents at Denver Zoo and then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, look for gifts at Dardano's Shoes, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Denver online travel route planner .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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