8 days in Houston & Colorado Springs Itinerary

8 days in Houston & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  7 h
1
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: New York City

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Galveston (The Seawall & The Strand). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo, stroll around Hermann Park, and stroll through Water Wall.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Houston trip itinerary builder site.

New York City to Houston is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Houston due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Houston: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Galveston
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Denver (Denver Botanic Gardens & Denver Museum of Nature & Science), River Rafting & Tubing (in Canon City) and Off-Road Tours (in Buena Vista). There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Houston to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Houston in July, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 86°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Denver, River Rafting & Tubing, Miramont Castle Museum, Off-Road Tours
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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