22 days in Nevada, California & Colorado Itinerary

22 days in Nevada, California & Colorado Itinerary

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22 days in Nevada, California & Colorado Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
Steamboat Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Vail
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
London

4
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Do your shopping at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes. Explore hidden gems such as Valley of Fire State Park and Photography Tours. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel planner.

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 13°C, while days are much warmer, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Muir Woods National Monument and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Civic Center. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Pech Merle Winery Tasting Lounge in Geyserville, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in March: highs in San Francisco hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument, Pech Merle Winery Tasting Lounge
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace
Fisherman's Wharf

1
day
San Simeon

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 11th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon custom trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to San Simeon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you will find days in San Simeon are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach
Red Moose Cookie Company

3
days
Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Point Lobos State Reserve and Carmel River State Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Explore Carmel's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach & Partington Cove). It doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Seventeen Mile Drive.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from San Simeon in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Carmel, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Big Sur
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve
Pfeiffer State Beach

4
days
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
For shopping fun, head to Off the Beaten Path or F M Light & Sons. Escape the urban bustle at Steamboat Ski Resort and Howelsen Hill Ski Area. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Werner, explore the world behind art at Steamboat Art Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and hit the slopes at Steamboat Powdercats.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to Steamboat Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Carmel in March, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are slightly colder (8°C), and nights are much colder (-7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Mount Werner

2
days
Vail

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
On the 21st (Wed), wander the streets of Vail Valley and then take in the awesome beauty at Vail Mountain Resort. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vail vacation planner.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Vail by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and shuttle. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Vail: temperatures range from -2°C by day to -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vail

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Breckenridge Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Breckenridge Ski Resort

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