8 days in Colorado Springs & Boulder Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs & Boulder Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Boulder
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 4 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Denver (National Ballpark Museum & Denver Botanic Gardens) and Cañon City (Skyline Drive & River Rafting & Tubing). The adventure continues: stroll around Garden of the Gods, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and take a stroll through Old Colorado City.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for little chillier nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 42°F. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Boulder.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Boulder

— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Boulder side-trips: Fort Collins (PERC (Plant Environmental Research Center) & New Belgium Brewing Company) and Benson Park Sculpture Garden (in Loveland). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, sample the tasty concoctions at Avery Brewing Company, walk around Colorado Chautauqua: Park, and explore the stunning scenery at Eldorado Canyon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Boulder trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Boulder in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. June in Boulder sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips