7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Boulder
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: San Francisco

2
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.
You've now added Denver Art Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum and then contemplate the long history of Union Station. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Denver trip maker tool .

San Francisco to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect Denver to be slightly colder, temps between 59°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Cherry Creek State Park
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

3
nights
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.
On the 14th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Hotel de Paris Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Loveland Ski Area and then take in the exciting artwork at Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Denver to Boulder takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Boulder, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Georgetown, The Beach at Grand Lake
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Loveland Ski Area ©
Loveland Ski Area
The Beach at Grand Lake ©
The Beach at Grand Lake
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
You've now added Garden of the Gods to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods, see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District, then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in April, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 33°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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