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Boston to Colorado drive

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 Syracuse (New York)
 Niagara Falls
 Museum of Science and Industry
 University of Iowa
 Des Moines
 Lincoln (Nebraska)
 North Platte
driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Boston to Colorado road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Boston to Colorado. If you're planning a road trip to Colorado, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Boston and Colorado. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Boston and Colorado. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Boston
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:39 pm  Syracuse (New York)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:39 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:16 pm  Niagara Falls
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Niagara Falls
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:29 pm  Cleveland
stay overnight at The Cleveland Hostel
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from The Cleveland Hostel
drive for about 6 hours

2:58 pm  Museum of Science and Industry
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:58 pm
drive for about 4 hours

8:01 pm  University of Iowa
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 10 hours

 Day 4

11:00 am  leave from University of Iowa
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:44 pm  Des Moines
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:44 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:49 pm  Lincoln (Nebraska)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Lincoln (Nebraska)
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:16 pm  North Platte
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:16 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

7:52 pm  arrive at Colorado

day 5 driving ≈ 9 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Syracuse (New York)  (14 answers)

Niagara Falls  (65 answers)
    Niagara Falls  (18 mentions)
    Maid of the Mist  (5 mentions)
    Skylon Tower  (4 mentions)
    questions about Niagara Falls:
        best place
        Best free things to do in Niagara Falls?
        Can we take food across the US/Canada border on our road trip to Niagara Falls?
        where to stay one night
        Best and most affordable hotel with bar and hot tub?

Cleveland  (61 answers)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (13 mentions)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (6 mentions)
    West Side Market  (6 mentions)
    Great Lakes Brewing Company  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Cleveland:
        The Greenhouse Tavern
        Melt Bar & Grilled
    hotels around Cleveland:
        The Cleveland Hostel
    questions about Cleveland:
        Good restaurants for business dinner?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland?
        New to the city, friend coming to visit: What should we do?
        What's the best neighborhood in Cleveland for a first time visitor?
        Fun things to do

Museum of Science and Industry  (33 mentions)

University of Iowa  (7 mentions)

Des Moines  (20 answers)
    questions about Des Moines:
        What's the best neighborhood in Des Moines for a first time visitor?
        Any good hiking spots in or near Des Moines?

Lincoln (Nebraska)  (4 answers)
    questions about Lincoln (Nebraska):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Lincoln (Nebraska)?

North Platte  (3 answers)

What are some things to do in Colorado?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Colorado. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Emilio from San Antonio, Texas asked:
Hiking in Breckenridge & Steamboat Springs  (7 answers)

profile  Ava from Manhattan Beach asked:
Where to spend Christmas in Colorado with family  (3 answers)

profile  Heidi from Colorado asked:
What is your favorite Colorado ski resort and why?  (2 answers)

profile  Johnny from Las Vegas asked:
Overnight Baseball Trip to Colorado  (2 answers)

profile  Alena from asked:
From Colorado Springs to Grand Junction  (2 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Colorado to Boston drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Boston to Colorado. Or get a full Boston to Colorado flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Boston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Boston!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,080 miles
driving time of 30 hours, 49 minutes
Colorado is 2 hours behind Boston
223 Boston travel answers
14 Syracuse (New York) travel answers
65 Niagara Falls travel answers
61 Cleveland travel answers
20 Des Moines travel answers
4 Lincoln (Nebraska) travel answers
3 North Platte travel answers
60 Colorado travel answers


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