10 days in Colorado & Boulder City Itinerary

10 days in Colorado & Boulder City Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado & Boulder City Itinerary

Start: Oslo
+2
Fly + foot + train:  14​h
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
5
Boulder City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Oslo

1
night
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 1st (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner .

Oslo, Norway to Denver is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Oslo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

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

1
night
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 3rd (Sat), hit the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Breckenridge online road trip planner .

Getting from Denver to Breckenridge by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Denver in March, you will find days in Breckenridge are colder (-2°C), and nights are slightly colder (-10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

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Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary and then hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): stroll through Aspen Highlands.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Aspen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
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Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 6th (Tue), meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods and then go for a walk through Pikes Peak.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Colorado Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in March: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 16°C and lows are around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boulder City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then see the interesting displays at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Boulder City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Boulder City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in March; daily highs in Boulder City reach 26°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Helicopter Tours
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

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