7 days in Longmont, Steamboat Springs & Boulder Itinerary

7 days in Longmont, Steamboat Springs & Boulder Itinerary

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7 days in Longmont, Steamboat Springs & Boulder Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Longmont
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Boulder
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Austin

2
nights
Longmont

Longmont ©
The City of Longmont is a Home Rule Municipality in Boulder and Weld counties of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Longmont: Colorado Model Railroad Museum (in Greeley), Loveland (Chapungu Sculpture Park, Colorado Cherry Company, & more) and Fort Collins (Cache La Poudre River, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, & more). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Left Hand Brewing Company, take in the awesome beauty at Rabbit Mountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of D'Barn Reception Hall, and examine the collection at Longmont Museum & Cultural Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Longmont trip maker site .

Austin to Longmont is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Longmont is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Austin in August, things will get little chillier in Longmont: highs are around 89°F and lows about 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Longmont

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Collins, Loveland, Colorado Model Railroad Museum
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Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Cache La Poudre River ©
Cache La Poudre River
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 20th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, take in the exciting artwork at Steamboat Art Company, then partake in some friendly competition at The Crooked Key, and finally admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): hit the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name Catholic Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs day trip website .

Traveling by car from Longmont to Steamboat Springs takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Longmont in August, expect Steamboat Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Steamboat Art Company ©
Steamboat Art Company

1
night
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 22nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, then stroll around Chautauqua Park, and then explore the stunning scenery at Eldorado Canyon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Boulder vacation tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Steamboat Springs to Boulder in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Steamboat Springs in August; daily highs in Boulder reach 85°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Nature Trails
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Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Colorado Chautauqua: Park ©
Colorado Chautauqua: Park

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