11 days in Boulder, Denver Area & Colorado Springs Itinerary

11 days in Boulder, Denver Area & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

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Boulder
— 3 nights
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Golden
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Boulder

— 3 nights

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eldorado Canyon and Colorado Model Railroad Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Boulder: Adams Falls Trail (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and The Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills (in Westminster). And it doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, experience the excitement of Carousel of Happiness, look for all kinds of wild species at Humane Society of Boulder Valley, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Avery Brewing Company.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Boulder online trip maker.

Durham to Boulder is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Boulder is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Boulder when traveling from Durham in September, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Golden.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Golden

— 3 nights

Lowell of the West

Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
Explore hidden gems such as Lookout Mountain and Loveland Pass. Change things up with these side-trips from Golden: Idaho Springs (Argo Mill and Tunnel, St Mary's Glacier, &more), South Park City Museum (in Fairplay) and Guanella Pass (in Georgetown). There's much more to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hidee Gold Mine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mother Cabrini Shrine, and take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Golden day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Boulder to Golden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Golden sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Golden

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and North Cheyenne Canon Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: River Rafting & Tubing (in Cañon City) and Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum (in Pueblo). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Garden of the Gods, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip maker.

You can drive from Golden to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Museums

Side Trips