9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Boulder
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
4
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Charleston

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.
Denver Art Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Fri), glide through natural beauty at Cherry Creek State Park, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Roxborough State Park, then steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, and then steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner .

Charleston to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charleston to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charleston in March, expect Denver to be a bit cooler, temps between 55°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roxborough State Park, Cherry Creek State Park, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

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.
Chapel on the Rock and Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Boulder, make a side trip to see Arapahoe Basin in Keystone, approximately 1h 35 min away.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Boulder travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Denver to Boulder takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Boulder, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 33°F at night. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chapel on the Rock, Arapahoe Basin
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Arapahoe Basin ©
Arapahoe Basin
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock
Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery ©
Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery

2
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 Garden of the Gods. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post, stroll through Garden of the Gods, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ruxton's Trading Post.

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs tour planner.

Traveling by car from Boulder to Colorado Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Boulder in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Colorado Springs, with lows of 28°F. You will leave for Denver on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park
Garden of the Gods Trading Post ©
Garden of the Gods Trading Post

1
night
Denver

Denver
To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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