15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
San Marcos
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Austin
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Lubbock
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Pueblo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
8
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Copenhagen

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Houston vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Houston is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in August: high temperatures in Houston hover around 41°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to San Marcos.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

George Ranch Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
George Ranch Historical Park ©
George Ranch Historical Park
Rice University Campus ©
Rice University Campus

1
night
San Marcos

San Marcos ©
San Marcos is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Sophienburg Museum, then examine the collection at New Braunfels Railroad Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Hays County Historic Courthouse, and finally learn about winemaking at Wimberley Valley Winery.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Marcos online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Houston to San Marcos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Marcos

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

New Braunfels, Wimberley Valley Winery
Highlights from your plan
Sophienburg Museum ©
Sophienburg Museum
New Braunfels Railroad Museum ©
New Braunfels Railroad Museum
Wimberley Valley Winery ©
Wimberley Valley Winery

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Texas Military Forces Museum and Thinkery will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Texas State Cemetery and St. Mary's Church High Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Inks Lake State Park (in Burnet), Marta Stafford Fine Art (in Marble Falls) and Calais Winery (in Hye). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The Blanton Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sitagu Buddha Vihara, steep yourself in history at Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Austin vacation planner.

Getting from San Marcos to Austin by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Lubbock.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Schulenburg, Calais Winery, Inks Lake State Park, Marta Stafford Fine Art, Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Texas Military Forces Museum ©
Texas Military Forces Museum
St. Mary's Church High Hill ©
St. Mary's Church High Hill

1
night
Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of The Depot District, then get a new perspective on nature at Lubbock Lake Landmark, then steep yourself in history at National Ranching Heritage Center, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lubbock Veterans Memorial.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lubbock vacation planner .

Fly from Austin to Lubbock in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Lubbock is a bit cooler than Austin - with highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Ranching Heritage Center ©
National Ranching Heritage Center
Lubbock Lake Landmark ©
Lubbock Lake Landmark
The Depot District ©
The Depot District

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get curious at Texas Air & Space Museum, then examine the collection at Bill's Backyard Classics, then admire the masterpieces at Amarillo Museum of Art, and finally make a trip to Second Amendment Cowboy.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amarillo trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Lubbock to Amarillo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Amarillo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pueblo.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bill's Backyard Classics ©
Bill's Backyard Classics
Amarillo Museum of Art ©
Amarillo Museum of Art
Texas Air & Space Museum ©
Texas Air & Space Museum

1
night
Pueblo

Pueblo ©
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. On the 29th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Pueblo Heritage Museum, pause for some photo ops at Heroes Plaza - National Medal of Honor Memorial, and then get engrossed in the history at El Pueblo History Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pueblo trip planner .

Drive from Amarillo to Pueblo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Amarillo to Pueblo is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Pueblo when traveling from Amarillo in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Pueblo

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
El Pueblo History Museum ©
El Pueblo History Museum
Pueblo Heritage Museum ©
Pueblo Heritage Museum

2
nights
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): engage your brain at Peterson Air & Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Garden of the Gods Trading Post, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Pueblo to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Pueblo in August: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Garden of the Gods Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum ©
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Denver Escape Room, then take an in-depth tour of Morrison Natural History Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Ghost Catholic Church. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Byers-Evans House, see the interesting displays at Cussler Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Clear Creek History Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver travel itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. August in Denver sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cussler Museum, Clear Creek History Park, Denver Escape Room, Morrison Natural History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cussler Museum ©
Cussler Museum
Byers-Evans House ©
Byers-Evans House
Clear Creek History Park ©
Clear Creek History Park

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