5 days in Boulder, Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

5 days in Boulder, Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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5 days in Boulder, Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  1​h
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Boulder
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
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Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
End: Denver

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at CU Museum of Natural History, then look and learn at Fiske Planetarium, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Sanitas Trail.

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Denver to Boulder is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. September in Boulder sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Fiske Planetarium ©
Fiske Planetarium
CU Museum of Natural History ©
CU Museum of Natural History

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge, examine the collection at Colorado Railroad Museum, and then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

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Denver is very close to Boulder. In September in Denver, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 17th (Tue), you're off toColorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Dinosaur Ridge, Colorado Railroad Museum, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Colorado Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Railroad Museum

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey and then explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, then identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum.

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Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. In September in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, Old Homestead House Museum, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Old Homestead House Museum ©
Old Homestead House Museum

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