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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at CU Museum of Natural History, look and learn at Fiske Planetarium, and then hike along Mount Sanitas Trail.

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Denver to Boulder is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Museums Parks Trails
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): 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.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver day trip planning app .

Denver is very close to Boulder. August in Denver sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Colorado Railroad Museum, Dinosaur Ridge, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Colorado Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Railroad Museum

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nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 16th (Fri), do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey and then explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip maker .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

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

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