11 days in Denver & Boulder Itinerary

11 days in Denver & Boulder Itinerary

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11 days in Denver & Boulder Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Boulder
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h
End: Helsinki

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.
Get outdoors at Winter Park Resort and Denver Zoo. Get some historical perspective at Denver Union Station and Dinosaur Ridge. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Rocky Mountain National Park (Many Parks Curve Overlook & Trail Ridge Road), Estes Park (Bear Necessities & Cubs & Images of Rocky Mountain National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum.

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Helsinki, Finland to Denver is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Helsinki to Denver due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Helsinki, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Dinosaur Ridge, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Winter Park Resort
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colorado Model Railroad Museum and National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Keystone Ski Area. Go for a jaunt from Boulder to Loveland to see Benson Park Sculpture Garden about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, look for all kinds of wild species at Humane Society of Boulder Valley, shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall, and take in the exciting artwork at Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Boulder attractions planning site .

Boulder is just a short distance from Denver. May in Boulder sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

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