43 days in Texas, Colorado & Wyoming Itinerary

43 days in Texas, Colorado & Wyoming Itinerary

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Houston
— 4 nights
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College Station
— 1 night
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Austin
— 6 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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Waco
— 2 nights
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Dallas
— 3 nights
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights

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Houston

Houston ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: That Escape Place (in Spring) and Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site (in Washington). 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 14.5-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.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site ©
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

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College Station

College Station ©
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 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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.

Things to do in College Station

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Catholic Center ©
St. Mary's Catholic Center
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum ©

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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

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. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, explore the world behind art at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Austin trip planner.

Getting from College Station to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Bike and Brew ATX ©
Bike and Brew ATX
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

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: 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.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©

Fritztown

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. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, relax in the rural setting at Wildseed Farms, and don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in April, expect Fredericksburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

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Waco

Waco ©
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. 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.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
Cameron Park ©
Cameron Park
Magnolia Market Silos ©
Magnolia Market Silos

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Dallas

Dallas ©

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

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip planner.

You can drive from Waco to Dallas in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bluebonnet Trail ©
Bluebonnet Trail
North Texas Escape Rooms ©
North Texas Escape Rooms
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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Aspen

Aspen ©

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. 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 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies ©
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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 Canon City, about 1 hour 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 drive from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure ©
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure
Colorado Jeep Tours ©
Colorado Jeep Tours

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Denver

Mile-High City

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: Flatirons (in Boulder), Castle Rock Zip Line Tours (in Castle Rock) and Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms (in Louisville). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, get interesting insight from Tours, and see the interesting displays at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Denver online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Evergreen Wilderness Guides ©
Evergreen Wilderness Guides
Castle Rock Zip Line Tours ©
Castle Rock Zip Line Tours

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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 historic sites. Your plan 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 5.5 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs

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