18 days in Denver & Boulder Itinerary

18 days in Denver & Boulder Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado visit planner
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Denver
— 11 nights
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Boulder
— 6 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to San Salvador

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Denver — 11 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Emporium (in Castle Rock), Horse & Dragon Brewing Company (in Fort Collins) and Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Denver Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and meet the residents at Denver Zoo.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Denver itinerary builder tool.

San Salvador, El Salvador to Denver is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Salvador to Denver is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Salvador in December; daily highs in Denver reach 7°C and lows reach -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Boulder.
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Boulder — 6 nights

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Step out of Boulder to go to Lyons and see Spirit Hound Distillery, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Pearl Street Mall, take in breathtaking views at Eldorado Canyon, get curious at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Sanitas Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Boulder trip planning tool.

Boulder is very close to Denver. In January, daytime highs in Boulder are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. On the 9th (Sun), you're off to home.
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