8 days in Austin & Pagosa Springs Itinerary

8 days in Austin & Pagosa Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Austin & Pagosa Springs Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  3​h
1
Austin
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 15​min
2
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
End: Houston

5
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Barn Pottery (in New Braunfels), San Antonio (The San Antonio River Walk, The Alamo, & more) and Hays County Historic Courthouse (in San Marcos). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Austin road trip app .

Houston to Austin is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Houston in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 45°F in Austin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Antonio, Fredericksburg, Barn Pottery, Hays County Historic Courthouse
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

2
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll through Wolf Creek Ski Resort and then take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Austin to Pagosa Springs in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, Pagosa Springs is cooler than Austin - with highs of 37°F and lows of 13°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Spas
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

Similar Plans

11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 56 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 56 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Pagosa Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in United States & U.S. Virgin Islands BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Austin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in El Paso, Austin & Dallas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM ITALY December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans