5 days in Boulder City & Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Boulder City & Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Boulder City & Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Bus:  7 h 15 min
1
Boulder City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
3
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
On the 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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Dallas to Boulder City is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Boulder City is minus 2 hours. March in Boulder City sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park
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Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Helicopter Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner .

Getting from Boulder City to Colorado Springs by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Boulder City in March, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver road trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Denver are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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