10 days in Pasadena & Sterling Itinerary

10 days in Pasadena & Sterling Itinerary

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Pasadena
— 6 nights
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Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Chicago Rockford International Airport, Drive to Sterling
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Sterling
— 2 nights
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Pasadena

— 6 nights

City of Roses

Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pasadena: Ventura (Serra Cross Park, Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, &more), Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve (in Lancaster) and Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, and wander the streets of Old Pasadena.

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

New York City to Pasadena is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Pasadena. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Sterling.

Things to do in Pasadena

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Sterling

— 2 nights
Sterling is a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): walk around Sinnissippi Park and then don't miss a visit to Old Settlers Memorial Cabin. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Dixon's Railroad Street Arches, then admire the majestic nature at White Pines Forest State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Castle Rock State Park, and finally make a trip to Veterans' Memorial Arch.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sterling trip itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Pasadena to Sterling with the Route module. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Pasadena to Sterling due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Pasadena in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sterling: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sterling

Parks · Nature

Side Trips