11 days in Denver & Boulder Itinerary

11 days in Denver & Boulder Itinerary

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Denver
— 5 nights
2
Boulder
— 4 nights

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Union Station. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 16th Street Mall and Trinity United Methodist Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park), Estes Park (Bear Necessities & Cubs & Images of Rocky Mountain National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Denver online tour itinerary planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Denver is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Denver is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Helsinki in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Winter Park Resort, Dinosaur Ridge, River Rafting & Tubing
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Flatirons and Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Kids will appreciate attractions like Colorado Model Railroad Museum and Mount Sanitas Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boulder: River Rafting & Tubing (in Fort Collins), Benson Park Sculpture Garden (in Loveland) and Keystone Ski Area (in Keystone). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall, view the masterpieces at Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery, and get curious at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Boulder vacation planning website.

Boulder is just a short distance from Denver. In May, daily temperatures in Boulder can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Benson Park Sculpture Garden, Colorado Model Railroad Museum, Keystone Ski Area
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Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

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