5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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Houston
— 1 day
Drive
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Austin
— 1 night
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly

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Houston

Bayou City

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 12th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

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

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Houston. In October in Houston, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): wander the streets of 6th Street, contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at The Driskill, and finally view the masterpieces at Wild About Music.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Austin tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Houston in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Austin, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
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San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and then learn insider's secrets on Cottonwood Wine Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Blue Star Contemporary.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio sightseeing planner.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
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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 16th (Fri): take a memorable tour with The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online travel route planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to Colorado Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Antonio in October, things will get cooler in Colorado Springs: highs are around 67°F and lows about 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

El Paso County travel guide

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Parks · Scenic Drive · Zoos
Encompassing the central part of Colorado, El Paso County features a diverse landscape ranging from mountains in the west to the prairies in the east. Famous for its scenic beauty, this part of the state inspired the lyrics of the iconic song "America the Beautiful." Pikes Peak, one of Colorado's 53 mountains reaching more than 4,300 m (14,000 ft) above sea level, dominates the county's skyline and attracts hikers from around the country. Plan to spend at least a few days exploring the protected wilderness areas around the peak during your vacation, but don't forget to leave some time on your itinerary for Colorado Springs, the county's biggest city, known for its sports venues and parks.