10 days in San Diego & Aspen Itinerary

10 days in San Diego & Aspen Itinerary

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10 days in San Diego & Aspen Itinerary

Start: San Diego
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Aspen
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: San Diego

4
nights
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.
Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, browse the collection at Coronado Public Library, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Diego. In November in San Diego, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Disney California Adventure Park, Coronado Public Library, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

5
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Explore Aspen's surroundings by going to Glenwood Springs (Cooper Corner Gallery & Thermal Spas) and Carbondale Public Art (in Carbondale). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and get great views at Independence Pass.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen day trip planning app .

Getting from San Diego to Aspen by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from San Diego to Aspen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in November, expect Aspen to be colder, temps between 47°F and 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Carbondale Public Art, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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