20 days in Colorado & California Itinerary

20 days in Colorado & California Itinerary

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20 days in Colorado & California Itinerary

Bristol
Fly:  18​h
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Bristol

1
day
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs itinerary maker.

Bristol, UK to Colorado Springs is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bristol in April: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

6
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your inner history buff will appreciate El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Do your shopping at Bergamot Station and Third Street Promenade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Montana Avenue) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, look for gifts at Studio City Farmers Market, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Beaches

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Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
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Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

4
days
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get outdoors at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage in Encinitas, approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Step out of the city life by going to Twin Peaks and Baker Beach. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through SoMa (South of Market Street), browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Francisco when traveling from San Diego in April, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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