5 days in Colorado, New Mexico & Texas Itinerary

5 days in Colorado, New Mexico & Texas Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  7 h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Austin
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: New Orleans

2
nights
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.
On your second day here, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs holiday planner.

New Orleans to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also 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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Adventure

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, then get to know the resident critters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, and then let the kids burn off some steam at A Park Above.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

A Park Above
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A Park Above ©
A Park Above
ABQ BioPark Zoo ©
ABQ BioPark Zoo

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stop by Waterloo Records, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and finally admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Austin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque to Austin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Albuquerque in July: high temperatures in Austin hover around 98°F and lows are around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

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