9 days in Winter Park, Boulder & Denver Itinerary

9 days in Winter Park, Boulder & Denver Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado Trip Planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

9 days in Winter Park, Boulder & Denver Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Winter Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Denver
— 4 nights
End: Denver

2
nights
Winter Park

Winter Park ©
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. On the 1st (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Hotel De Paris Museum, then examine the collection at Hamill House Museum, and then hike along Adams Falls Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Winter Park trip planner.

Denver to Winter Park is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. In September, Winter Park is cooler than Denver - with highs of 46°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Winter Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Georgetown, Adams Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Adams Falls Trail ©
Adams Falls Trail
Hotel de Paris Museum ©
Hotel de Paris Museum
Hamill House Museum ©
Hamill House Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Eldorado Canyon State Park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wild Basin Area. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Boulder Public Library - Main Library, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Boulder trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Winter Park to Boulder in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Winter Park in September, you will find days in Boulder are much warmer (76°F), and nights are a bit warmer (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wild Basin Area, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Eldorado Canyon State Park ©
Eldorado Canyon State Park
Wild Basin Area ©
Wild Basin Area
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Roxborough State Park and Dinosaur Ridge. Get a sense of the local culture at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Castlewood Canyon State Park (in Franktown), Ameristar Casino Resort Spa (in Black Hawk) and Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum (in Golden). There's still lots to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, examine the collection at Colorado Railroad Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Cherry Creek State Park, and admire the landmark architecture of The Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank - Denver Branch.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Denver itinerary planner.

You can drive from Boulder to Denver in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Golden, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa, Roxborough State Park, Dinosaur Ridge, Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Castlewood Canyon State Park ©
Castlewood Canyon State Park

Similar Plans

10 days in Colorado Springs & Denver SEE PLAN April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Colorado Springs & Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM NORWAY August, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Custer, Denver & Yellowstone National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Yellowstone National Park & Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Denver & Dallas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Denver & Salt Lake City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM ITALY August, outdoors, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans