8 days in Southeast Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Southeast Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southeast Colorado travel planner

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
La Junta
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Pueblo
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
End: New York City

1
night
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. On the 9th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Vogel Canyon, thensteep yourself in history at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, and then see the interesting displays at Koshare Indian Museum.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our La Junta road trip planner.

New York City to La Junta is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to La Junta. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in La Junta, with highs around 68°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in La Junta

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site ©
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
Koshare Indian Museum ©
Koshare Indian Museum

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Corazon Gallery, thenexamine the collection at Museum Of Friends, and finally make a trip to Southern Colorado Coal Miners Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Trinidad Lake State Park, take an in-depth tour of Trinidad History Museum, thenget great views at Simpson's Rest, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Dodgeton Creek Brewing Company.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Trinidad journey planner.

Drive from La Junta to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Pueblo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Museum Of Friends
Highlights from your plan
Museum Of Friends ©
Museum Of Friends
Trinidad Lake State Park ©
Trinidad Lake State Park
Dodgeton Creek Brewing Company ©
Dodgeton Creek Brewing Company

4
nights
Pueblo

Pueblo ©
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. Pueblo is known for outdoors, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo, see the interesting displays at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, steep yourself in history at Rosemount Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center - River Campus.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Pueblo day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Trinidad to Pueblo in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 35°F. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Pueblo

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo ©
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo
Lake Pueblo, Colorado State Park ©
Lake Pueblo, Colorado State Park
Rosemount Museum ©
Rosemount Museum