5 days in Boulder, Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

5 days in Boulder, Denver & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Start: Denver
Drive:  30 min
1
Boulder
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Denver

1
day
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 10th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at CU Museum of Natural History, thenlook and learn at Fiske Planetarium, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Sanitas Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Boulder travel route tool.

Denver to Boulder is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In September in Boulder, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fiske Planetarium ©
Fiske Planetarium
CU Museum of Natural History ©
CU Museum of Natural History

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stroll through Dinosaur Ridge, examine the collection at Colorado Railroad Museum, and then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver tour planning app.

Denver is just a short distance from Boulder. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Colorado Railroad Museum, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Railroad Museum
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Penrose Heritage Museum and Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and North Cheyenne Canon Park. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Cripple Creek (Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum & Old Homestead House Museum). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and look for gifts at Criterium Bicycles.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs route planning app.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cripple Creek, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

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