8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Houston
Drive:  3 h
1
Central City
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Walden
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Denver
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
5
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Houston

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Central City

Central City ©
The City of Central, commonly known as Central City, is the Home Rule Municipality in Gilpin and Clear Creek counties that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gilpin County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): try to win big at Easy Street Casino.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our Central City journey planning app.

Houston to Central City is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Houston in January: high temperatures in Central City hover around 17°F and lows are around 7°F. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Walden.

Things to do in Central City

Casinos Fun & Games
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Easy Street Casino ©
Easy Street Casino

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Walden

Walden ©
The Town of Walden is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in Jackson County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at State Forest State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Walden tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Central City to Walden in 3 hours. Traveling from Central City in January, expect nights in Walden to be about the same, around 8°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Walden

Nature Parks
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State Forest State Park ©
State Forest State Park

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Mosca Pass Trail.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Walden to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve when traveling from Walden in January, with lows around -3°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Outdoors Trails Parks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Denver trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Denver. While traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

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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 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Old Homestead House Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Rosemount Museum, then explore the world behind art at Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, then see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, and finally hike along Palmer Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs day trip website.

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Pueblo, Miramont Castle Museum, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Old Homestead House Museum
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Rosemount Museum ©
Rosemount Museum
Old Homestead House Museum ©
Old Homestead House Museum

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