16 days in Southeast Colorado Itinerary

16 days in Southeast Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Valparaiso, Florida
Fly + Drive:  14 h
1
Pueblo
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Trinidad
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
La Junta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Lamar
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Valparaiso, Florida

6
nights
Pueblo

Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: get outside with Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo, take a peaceful walk through Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, stroll around City Park, and get to know the resident critters at Pueblo Zoo.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pueblo online road trip planner.

Valparaiso to Pueblo is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Valparaiso to Pueblo is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pueblo when traveling from Valparaiso in September, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Pueblo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo ©
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum ©
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum

5
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trinidad: Walsenburg (Walsenburg Mining Museum, Museum Of Friends, &more) and La Veta (Francisco Fort Museum & Highway of Legends Scenic Byway). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Trinidad Lake State Park, get engrossed in the history at Louden-Henritze Archaeology Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Most Holy Trinity Church, and take some stellar pictures from Simpson's Rest.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Trinidad holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Pueblo to Trinidad takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to La Junta.

Things to do in Trinidad

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Walsenburg, La Veta
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Museum Of Friends ©
Museum Of Friends
Trinidad Lake State Park ©
Trinidad Lake State Park
Lathrop State Park ©
Lathrop State Park

2
nights
La Junta

La Junta ©
La Junta is the city that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Otero County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Otero Museum, then contemplate the long history of Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, and then see the interesting displays at Koshare Indian Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Picketwire Canyonlands and then look for gifts at Knapps Farm Market.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the La Junta trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to La Junta takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in La Junta are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lamar.

Things to do in La Junta

Wildlife Museums Nature

Side Trip

Knapps Farm Market
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Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site ©
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
Koshare Indian Museum ©
Koshare Indian Museum
Otero Museum ©
Otero Museum

2
nights
Lamar

Lamar ©
Lamar is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Prowers County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Pike's Tower, then examine the collection at Big Timbers Museum, and then admire the striking features of Petrified Wood Gas Station.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lamar attractions planner.

Getting from La Junta to Lamar by car takes about an hour. September in Lamar sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lamar

Museums
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Big Timbers Museum ©
Big Timbers Museum