12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johnstown
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
3
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Johnstown
— 6 nights
End: Johnstown

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get behind the scenes at Leanin' Tree, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wild Basin Area, and then experience the excitement of Carousel of Happiness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Flagstaff Mountain and then take in breathtaking views at Eldorado Canyon.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Boulder trip itinerary planning site.

Johnstown to Boulder is an approximately 1- hour car ride. August in Boulder sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wild Basin Area, Carousel of Happiness
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Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Flagstaff Mountain ©
Flagstaff Mountain
Wild Basin Area ©
Wild Basin Area

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Ghost Town Museum, then steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip planner.

Getting from Boulder to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
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Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, then see the interesting displays at Colorado Railroad Museum, and then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Water World and then admire the majestic nature at Cherry Creek State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Denver trip builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Denver sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Johnstown.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Water World, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Cherry Creek State Park, Dinosaur Ridge, Colorado Railroad Museum
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Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Water World ©
Water World

6
nights
Johnstown

Johnstown ©
The Town of Johnstown is a Home Rule Municipality in Weld and Larimer counties in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Devil's Backbone Open Space and The Farm at Lee Martinez Park. Attractions like Laramie County Library and Family FunPlex make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Johnstown side-trips: Cache La Poudre Wilderness (in Livermore), Shambhala Mountain Center (in Red Feather Lakes) and Loveland (Colorado Cherry Company & Bobcat Ridge Natural Area). There's lots more to do: walk around Lory State Park, appreciate the history behind Cheyenne Big Boots, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of Loveland Museum/Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Johnstown travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Johnstown takes an hour. In August in Johnstown, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johnstown

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Loveland, Cheyenne, Fort Collins, Cache La Poudre Wilderness, Lory State Park
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Cache La Poudre Wilderness ©
Cache La Poudre Wilderness
Lory State Park ©
Lory State Park
Devil's Backbone Open Space ©
Devil's Backbone Open Space