31 days in Texas & Colorado Itinerary

31 days in Texas & Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Houston
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 4 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Silverthorne, CO, Taxi to Breckenridge
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Breckenridge
— 4 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Houston

— 3 nights

Bayou City

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.
When in Houston, make a side trip to see George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, approximately College Station away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Houston trip planning tool.

Hamburg, Germany to Houston is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Hamburg in February, expect Houston to be much warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 5 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, take in the history at Mission San Jose, and shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Antonio trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Houston to San Antonio by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in San Antonio sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Fredericksburg

— 3 nights

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Step out of Fredericksburg with an excursion to Kerrville River Trail in Kerrville--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, shop like a local with Agave Gallery Fine Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg day trip app.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Antonio in March, with highs in Fredericksburg at 25°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Trails

Side Trip

Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, explore the world behind art at The Blanton Museum of Art, and trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Austin day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Austin when traveling from Fredericksburg in March, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Dallas

— 2 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace, see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dallas tour planner.

You can fly from Austin to Dallas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in March: highs in Dallas hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Aspen.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aspen

— 4 nights

Rocky Mountain High

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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. On the 21st (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buttermilk Mountain, hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, and grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen day trip site.

Getting from Dallas to Aspen by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Aspen is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in March, with highs in Aspen at 10°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Steamboat Springs

— 2 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Werner, then contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, then hit the slopes at Steamboat Powdercats, and finally make a trip to Steamboat Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then hit the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs journey planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Steamboat Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Breckenridge

— 4 nights

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Breckenridge: Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail), Beaver Creek Ski Area (in Beaver Creek) and Ski Cooper (in Leadville). There's still lots to do: ski along the peaceful trails at French Gulch, grab your bike and head to Sally Barber Mine Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Peak 9.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline. On your second day here, stroll around Red Rock Canyon Open Space and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

Make your Colorado Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in March: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 16°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
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.