13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Amarillo
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
New Braunfels
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  20​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horseback Riding Tours, Mount Evans Scenic Byway and Coors Field. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, admire the landmark architecture of Downtown Aquarium, steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner .

Charlotte to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Denver, with lows around 58°F. You will leave for Amarillo on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

2
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District as well as Tascosa Drive-in Theater. On the 8th (Sat), wander the streets of U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District, don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch, then appreciate the history behind Texas Panhandle War Memorial, then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and finally watch a film at Tascosa Drive-in Theater.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amarillo trip planner .

You can fly from Denver to Amarillo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Amarillo, with lows around 65°F. You will leave for New Braunfels on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Amarillo

Fun & Games Nightlife Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch

2
nights
New Braunfels

New Braunfels ©
Built upon the back of an older cotton-producing town called Gruene, New Braunfels pays tribute to its heritage by maintaining part of the historical town--its post office, general store, and dance hall among other buildings--inside the city limits.
On the 10th (Mon), cool off at Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New Braunfels day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Amarillo to New Braunfels takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Amarillo in August, expect New Braunfels to be a bit warmer, temps between 97°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Braunfels

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels ©
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District
New Braunfels ©
New Braunfels

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Antonio - The Saga as well as The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, get to know the resident critters at San Antonio Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio holiday builder .

Getting from New Braunfels to San Antonio by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

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