13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Denver
— 2 nights
2
Aurora
— 2 nights
3
Fort Collins
— 1 night
4
Longmont
— 3 nights
5
Boulder
— 2 nights
6
Golden
— 2 nights

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.
On the 10th (Thu), see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, thenwander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Denver route planning app.

Durham to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durham to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aurora.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

2
nights
Aurora

Aurora ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): walk around Great Plains Park, identify plant and animal life at Plains Conservation Center, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Aurora Reservoir, and finally grab your bike and head to Sulphur Gulch Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): browse the collection at Aurora Central Library, thenadmire the majestic nature at Cherry Creek State Park, thensample the tasty concoctions at Launch Pad Brewery, and finally appreciate the history behind The Colorado Freedom Memorial.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Aurora route planning website.

Aurora is very close to Denver. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Aurora

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sulphur Gulch Trail
Highlights from your plan
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Plains Conservation Center ©
Plains Conservation Center
Launch Pad Brewery ©
Launch Pad Brewery

1
night
Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
On the 14th (Mon), look for gifts at Vern's Toffee House, take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens on Spring Creek, admire the natural beauty at Annual Flower Trial Garden, thensample the tasty concoctions at Odell Brewing Company, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, explore the activities along Cache La Poudre River, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Funkwerks.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fort Collins road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aurora to Fort Collins takes 1.5 hours. September in Fort Collins sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Longmont.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cache La Poudre River ©
Cache La Poudre River
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Annual Flower Trial Garden ©
Annual Flower Trial Garden

3
nights
Longmont

Longmont ©
The City of Longmont is a Home Rule Municipality in Boulder and Weld counties of the U.S. On the 16th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Rabbit Mountain Open Space, take an in-depth tour of Loveland Museum/Gallery, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Left Hand Brewing Company. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, immerse yourself in nature at St. Vrain State Park, thenrelax in the rural setting at Anderson Farms, and finally explore the activities along Thomas Reservior.

Discover how to plan a Longmont trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Fort Collins to Longmont takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Longmont

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Erie, Loveland Museum/Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Rabbit Mountain Open Space ©
Rabbit Mountain Open Space
Left Hand Brewing Company ©
Left Hand Brewing Company
Loveland Museum/Gallery ©
Loveland Museum/Gallery

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.
On the 18th (Fri), gain insight at University of Colorado at Boulder, thenengage your brain at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Eldorado Canyon, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Avery Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Boulder Creek Path, take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, thentake in the awesome beauty at Flagstaff Mountain, and finally view the masterpieces at Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Boulder trip planner.

Boulder is very close to Longmont. In September, daytime highs in Boulder are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Golden.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Flagstaff Mountain ©
Flagstaff Mountain
University of Colorado at Boulder ©
University of Colorado at Boulder

2
nights
Golden

Golden ©
Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
On the 20th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Colorado Railroad Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Coors Brewery, thentake an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, thentake in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, and then cruise along Guanella Pass.

Make your Golden itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Boulder to Golden in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Golden can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Golden

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Shadow Mountain Gallery, Guanella Pass
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum ©
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
Guanella Pass ©
Guanella Pass
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain

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