12 days in Austin, Amarillo & Aspen Itinerary

12 days in Austin, Amarillo & Aspen Itinerary

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Austin
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Amarillo
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 5 nights

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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Do some cultural sightseeing at Becker Vineyards (Winery) and St. Mary's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Cypress Valley Canopy Tours (in Spicewood), Spas (in Marble Falls) and William Chris Vineyards (in Hye). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, Head underground at Inner Space Cavern, and admire the majestic nature at Pedernales Falls State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin tour planner.

Houston to Austin is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

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Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center ©
Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center
Becker Vineyards (Winery) ©
Becker Vineyards (Winery)
William Chris Vineyards ©
William Chris Vineyards

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amarillo journey planner.

You can drive from Austin to Amarillo in 10 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in September, expect Amarillo to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

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Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Old West Stables ©
Old West Stables
Wildcat Bluff Nature Center ©
Wildcat Bluff Nature Center

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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. Visiting Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail and Rio Grande Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake & Grizzly Creek Trail), Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn (in Carbondale) and Snowmass Creek Outfitters (in Snowmass Village). There's still lots to do: hike along Grottos Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crater Lake Trail, grab your bike and head to Castle Creek Road, and get interesting insight from Above It All Balloon Company.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Aspen takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amarillo in September: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 72°F and lows are around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area

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