8 days in Texas & Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Texas & Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Texas & Colorado Itinerary

Start: Austin
1
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h 45​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  19​h 15​min
5
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Austin


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1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game Austin.

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

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Austin. In July, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

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The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue ©
Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): walk around Garden of the Gods, see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pikes Peak.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Austin to Colorado Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in July, things will get slightly colder in Colorado Springs: highs are around 86°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

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Miramont Castle Museum
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Miramont Castle Museum ©
Miramont Castle Museum

1
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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista itinerary builder app .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, things will get slightly colder in Buena Vista: highs are around 80°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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River Rafting & Tubing
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Independence Pass and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Aspen

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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Antonio.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Antonio day trip planning site .

You can fly from Aspen to San Antonio in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Aspen to San Antonio. While traveling from Aspen, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

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Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks Parks
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SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio

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