13 days in Houston, Colorado & Las Vegas Itinerary

13 days in Houston, Colorado & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Houston
— 4 nights
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Buena Vista
— 1 day
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Durango
— 1 day
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Houston — 4 nights

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Escape Game Houston. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Houston Museum of Natural Science and San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. Go for a jaunt from Houston to Needville to see Brazos Bend State Park about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston, examine the collection at Space Center Houston, tee off at Hermann Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston online travel planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, William P Hobby Airport and Scholes International At Galveston Airport. In October, daytime highs in Houston are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Buena Vista.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Buena Vista — 1 day

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): walk around Buena Vista River Park and then experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Houston to Buena Vista in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in October, expect Buena Vista to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.
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Steamboat Springs — 1 night

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
You've now added Steamboat Zipline Adventures to your itinerary.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Steamboat Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Steamboat Springs can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Mesa Verde National Park.
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Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Adventure

Mesa Verde National Park — 3 nights

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Ruins Road, explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, then don't miss a visit to Step House, and finally delve into the distant past at Long House.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Steamboat Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Durango.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Durango — 1 day

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Durango road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In October in Durango, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 0°C at night. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 30th (Sun).
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vegas Specialty Tours. On the 30th (Sun), try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Durango to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Durango in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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