9 days in Boulder & Colorado Springs Itinerary

9 days in Boulder & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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9 days in Boulder & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Lincoln
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
1
Boulder
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  6​h
End: Lincoln

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Flagstaff Mountain as well as Eldorado Canyon State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Mount Sanitas Trail and Eldorado Canyon. Golden History Museum & Park and Lyons Redstone Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boulder: Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park & St Mary's Glacier), Rocky Mountain National Park (Adams Falls Trail & Ouzel Falls) and Rabbit Mountain (in Longmont). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Boulder County Farmers Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Arch, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall.

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Lincoln to Boulder is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Boulder are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Rocky Mountain National Park, Rabbit Mountain, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Lyons Redstone Museum
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St Mary's Glacier ©
St Mary's Glacier
Adams Falls Trail ©
Adams Falls Trail
Eldorado Canyon State Park ©
Eldorado Canyon State Park

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seven Bridges Trail as well as Garden of the Gods. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Creek Nature Center and then identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online trip maker .

You can drive from Boulder to Colorado Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Devils Head Lookout, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Devils Head Lookout ©
Devils Head Lookout
Seven Bridges Trail ©
Seven Bridges Trail

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