43 days in Texas, Colorado & Wyoming Itinerary

43 days in Texas, Colorado & Wyoming Itinerary

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Houston
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College Station
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Austin
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San Antonio
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Fredericksburg
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Waco
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Dallas
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Aspen
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Colorado Springs
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Denver
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Yellowstone National Park
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Houston — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site (in Washington) and That Escape Place (in Spring). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, admire the natural beauty at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, meet the residents at Houston Zoo, and walk around McGovern Centennial Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Houston online vacation planner.

London, UK to Houston is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from London in April, things will get warmer in Houston: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to College Station.
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College Station — 1 night

College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): trek along Lick Creek Trail, take in the architecture and design of Reveille Gravesite, then get lost in a book at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Center.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the College Station journey tool.

You can drive from Houston to College Station in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in College Station sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Austin.
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Austin — 6 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step out of Austin with an excursion to Wimberley Zipline Adventures in Wimberley--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, stroll around Zilker Metropolitan Park, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planner.

Getting from College Station to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 5 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at King William Historic District, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, and take in the history at Mission San Juan.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the San Antonio itinerary builder website.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in San Antonio are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.
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Fredericksburg — 3 nights

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Take a break from Fredericksburg with a short trip to Pedernales Falls State Park in Johnson City, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in April: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Waco.
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Waco — 2 nights

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, then do sightseeing your way with Brazos Bluffs Ranch, and finally walk around Cameron Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Baylor University, then see the interesting displays at Bell County Museum, then look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos, and finally appreciate the history behind Branding the Brazos Sculpture.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Waco trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Fredericksburg to Waco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dallas.
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Dallas — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: North Texas Escape Rooms (in McKinney), Bluebonnet Trail (in Ennis) and Fort Worth (Kimbell Art Museum & Amon Carter Museum of American Art). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, get a new perspective on things with The Spirit of Dallas, admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and stroll around Klyde Warren Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dallas holiday site.

Drive from Waco to Dallas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. April in Dallas sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Aspen.
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Aspen — 3 nights

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. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, take some stellar pictures from Independence Pass, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, and deepen your understanding at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip planning app.

Fly from Dallas to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Aspen is minus 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in April, with highs in Aspen at 13°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 3 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.
Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to Colorado Jeep Tours in Cañon City, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, and get the adrenaline pumping with Rusty Wallace Racing Experience.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip tool.

You can fly from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in May: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 23°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Denver.
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Denver — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms (in Louisville), The EDGE Ziplines & Adventures (in Castle Rock) and Flatirons (in Boulder). There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with Evergreen Wilderness Guides, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, see the interesting displays at Mines Museum of Earth Science, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 8 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, get impressive views of Mud Volcano, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour site.

Getting from Denver to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Denver in May; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 13°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Texas travel guide

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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.
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Colorado travel guide

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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.
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Wyoming travel guide

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Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.
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