9 days in Colorado & Houston Itinerary

9 days in Colorado & Houston Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Denver
— 1 night
2
Fort Collins
— 1 night
3
Estes Park
— 2 nights
4
Aspen
— 2 nights
5
Houston
— 2 nights

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night
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 16th (Thu): catch some excitement at Back In A Flash Chiropractic & Massage. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of 16th Street Mall, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lone Tree Brewing Company.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip builder website.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lone Tree Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Back In A Flash Chiropractic & Massage ©
Back In A Flash Chiropractic & Massage

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Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
On the 18th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Annual Flower Trial Garden, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Odell Brewing Company, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Funkwerks.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Collins trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Denver in July, Fort Collins is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Breweries & Distilleries Parks
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New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Odell Brewing Company ©
Odell Brewing Company
Funkwerks ©
Funkwerks

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): wander the streets of Downtown Estes Park, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook. On the next day, trek along Emerald Lake Trail, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Fort Collins to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Spas

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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 21st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, take in the architecture and design of Aspen Music Festival and School, and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen online holiday planner.

Getting from Estes Park to Aspen by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Aspen: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Aspen Music Festival and School ©
Aspen Music Festival and School

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nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): visit East End Historic District, thenwander the streets of The Strand, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall. On your second day here, tee off at Hermann Park and then sample the tasty concoctions at Saint Arnold Brewing Company.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Houston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Aspen, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Houston, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Galveston
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
East End Historic District ©
East End Historic District

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