5 days in Denver & Boulder Itinerary

5 days in Denver & Boulder Itinerary

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Denver
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Boulder
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Denver — 2 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.
Get in touch with nature at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Mount Falcon Castle Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Forney Museum of Transportation and Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Cussler Museum in Arvada, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary planner.

Austin to Denver is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Austin in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Denver, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Boulder.
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Boulder — 2 nights

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 24th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in breathtaking views at Eldorado Canyon, and then admire the majestic nature at Eldorado Canyon State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Sanitas Trail and then get some jogging in at Boulder Creek Path.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Boulder online day trip planner.

Boulder is very close to Denver. In May in Boulder, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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