7 days in Boulder, Denver & Fort Collins Itinerary

7 days in Boulder, Denver & Fort Collins Itinerary

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Boulder
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Denver
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Fort Collins
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Boulder

Boulder ©

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boulder Creek Path and Flagstaff Mountain. Attractions like Eldorado Canyon and Balloon Rides make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mesa Trail, get curious at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, look for all kinds of wild species at Humane Society of Boulder Valley, and hike along Mount Sanitas Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Boulder trip planner.

Dallas to Boulder is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Boulder, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in September: highs in Boulder hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Flagstaff Mountain ©
Flagstaff Mountain
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Eldorado Canyon State Park ©
Eldorado Canyon State Park

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Denver

Mile-High City

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 (Tue): examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary planner.

Denver is just a stone's throw from Boulder. In September, daytime highs in Denver are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain
National Ballpark Museum ©
National Ballpark Museum

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Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Totally 80's Pizza & Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Annual Flower Trial Garden. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Estes Park Guided Tours, then stop by Brownfield's, and then take in the pleasant sights at Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Collins road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Fort Collins takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Annual Flower Trial Garden ©
Annual Flower Trial Garden
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery ©
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

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