31 days in Houston & Aspen Itinerary

31 days in Houston & Aspen Itinerary

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31 days in Houston & Aspen Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 13 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Aspen
— 17 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Houston

13
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Beaumont (Cattail Marsh & Tyrrell Historical Library), Larry's Old Time Trade Days (in Winnie) and Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Houston.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Houston. In August, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

College Station, Beaumont, La Porte, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Larry's Old Time Trade Days
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt

17
nights
Aspen

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aspen: Buena Vista (Vicksburg, River Rafting & Tubing, & more), Glenwood Springs (Doc Holliday's Grave, Thermal Spas, & more) and Vail (Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Horseback Riding Tours, & more). On the 22nd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. On the 26th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Aspen Highlands. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, explore and take pictures at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum, and hit the slopes at Buttermilk Mountain.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen road trip website .

You can fly from Houston to Aspen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Houston in August, plan for slightly colder days in Aspen, with highs around 77°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Vail, Gunnison
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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