5 days in Colorado & Amarillo Itinerary

5 days in Colorado & Amarillo Itinerary

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Start: Houston
Fly:  4 h 45 min
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
2
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Georgetown
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h
4
Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
End: Houston

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online vacation planner.

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in April, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be cooler, around 33°F, while days are little chillier, around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 1st (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Denver day trip site.

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Denver sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Georgetown.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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Georgetown

The historic Town of Georgetown is the Territorial Charter Municipality that is the county seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. On the 2nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Hotel de Paris Museum, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Argo Mill and Tunnel.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Georgetown tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Georgetown takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and taxi. Traveling from Denver in May, things will get much colder in Georgetown: highs are around 33°F and lows about 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Georgetown

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Idaho Springs
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River Rafting & Tubing
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel
Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour ©
Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Second Amendment Cowboy, make a trip to Cadallic Ranch, then stop by Cavender's Boot City, then don't miss a visit to Huge Pair of Legs, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Amarillo trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Georgetown to Amarillo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Georgetown in May, expect Amarillo to be much hotter, temps between 79°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amarillo

Shopping
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Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Cadallic Ranch ©
Cadallic Ranch
Cavender's Boot City ©
Cavender's Boot City

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