6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Marcos
Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Fort Collins
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Denver
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Austin

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night
Amarillo

Amarillo
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amarillo trip planner .

San Marcos to Amarillo is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Marcos in January, expect Amarillo to be slightly colder, temps between 52°F and 24°F. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks Museums Nature
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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): gain insight at United States Air Force Academy, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Miramont Castle Museum, and then go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

Make your Colorado Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Amarillo to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Amarillo to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amarillo in January, with highs in Colorado Springs at 46°F and lows at 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©

2
nights
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.
When in Fort Collins, make a side trip to see Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne, approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, trek along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, and admire the natural beauty at Annual Flower Trial Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fort Collins online travel route builder .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in January, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

High Hops Brewery, Wyoming State Museum, Benson Park Sculpture Garden
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Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Cache La Poudre River ©
Cache La Poudre River

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hours
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 8th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Collins to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites
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Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church

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