16 days in Southeast Colorado Itinerary

16 days in Southeast Colorado Itinerary

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16 days in Southeast Colorado Itinerary

Start: Valparaiso
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Pueblo
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Trinidad
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
La Junta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Lamar
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Valparaiso

6
nights
Pueblo

Pueblo ©
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. When in Pueblo, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Pueblo Zoo, delve into the lush surroundings at Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, and contemplate the long history of Rosemount Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pueblo road trip website .

Valparaiso to Pueblo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Valparaiso to Pueblo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valparaiso in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in Pueblo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Pueblo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo ©
River Rafting & Tubing
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum ©
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum

5
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to La Veta (Francisco Fort Museum & Highway of Legends Scenic Byway) and Walsenburg (Walsenburg Mining Museum, Museum Of Friends, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Trinidad Lake State Park, make a trip to Ave Maria Shrine, sample the tasty concoctions at Dodgeton Creek Brewing Company, and stop by Purgatorie River Trading Company.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Trinidad driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Pueblo to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. September in Trinidad sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to La Junta.

Things to do in Trinidad

Museums Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Walsenburg, La Veta
Highlights from your plan
Museum Of Friends ©
Museum Of Friends
Trinidad Lake State Park ©
Trinidad Lake State Park
Dodgeton Creek Brewing Company ©
Dodgeton Creek Brewing Company

2
nights
La Junta

La Junta ©
La Junta is the city that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Otero County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Otero Museum, then contemplate the long history of Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, and then see the interesting displays at Koshare Indian Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Picketwire Canyonlands and then stop by Knapps Farm Market.

Take the guesswork out of planning a La Junta vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Trinidad to La Junta in 1.5 hours. In September in La Junta, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lamar.

Things to do in La Junta

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Knapps Farm Market
Highlights from your plan
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site ©
Koshare Indian Museum ©
Koshare Indian Museum
Otero Museum ©
Otero Museum

2
nights
Lamar

Lamar ©
Lamar is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Prowers County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Pike's Tower, then see the interesting displays at Big Timbers Museum, and then admire the striking features of Petrified Wood Gas Station.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lamar travel route planner .

You can drive from La Junta to Lamar in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lamar

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Big Timbers Museum ©
Big Timbers Museum