9 days in Lubbock, Montrose & Colorado Springs Itinerary

9 days in Lubbock, Montrose & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Start: San Antonio
Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Lubbock
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Montrose
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Lubbock
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
End: San Antonio

1
night
Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. On the 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at The Buddy Holly Center and then steep yourself in history at National Ranching Heritage Center. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Lubbock Veterans Memorial, see the interesting displays at Science Spectrum Museum, thenexamine the collection at Silent Wings Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Prairie Dog Town.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lubbock holiday planner.

San Antonio to Lubbock is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Antonio in July, with highs in Lubbock at 93°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Montrose.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums Parks Wildlife
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National Ranching Heritage Center ©
National Ranching Heritage Center
Silent Wings Museum ©
Silent Wings Museum
Science Spectrum Museum ©
Science Spectrum Museum

2
nights
Montrose

Montrose ©
The City of Montrose is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montrose County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Painted Wall and then take in breathtaking views at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Ute Indian Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Mountain West, thenget engrossed in the history at Montrose County Historical Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Montrose Water Sports Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Montrose, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lubbock to Montrose. Traveling from Lubbock to Montrose, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lubbock in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Montrose, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Montrose

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
Highlights from your plan
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West
Montrose Water Sports Park ©
Montrose Water Sports Park

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Canon City (The Gold Mine Rock Shop, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montrose to Colorado Springs takes 4.5 hours. July in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Lubbock.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Canon City
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Lubbock

Lubbock ©
On the 10th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Buddy Holly Statue and West Texas Walk of Fame and then examine the collection at American Wind Power Center. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at LLANO ESTACADO WINERY, INC., thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Texas Tech University, and then find something for the whole family at Joyland Amusement Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lubbock trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Lubbock takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in July: high temperatures in Lubbock hover around 93°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Texas Tech University ©
Museum of Texas Tech University
LLANO ESTACADO WINERY, INC. ©
LLANO ESTACADO WINERY, INC.
Joyland Amusement Park ©
Joyland Amusement Park

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