13 days in Colorado, Utah & San Francisco Itinerary

13 days in Colorado, Utah & San Francisco Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive
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Georgetown
— 1 night
Drive
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 5 nights

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Colorado Springs

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs tour itinerary builder.

San Francisco to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Georgetown.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums

Georgetown

— 1 night
The historic Town of Georgetown is the Territorial Charter Municipality that is the county seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take a memorable drive along Guanella Pass, go deep underground at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, then examine the collection at Argo Mill and Tunnel, and finally enjoy some diversion at Foster's Place Playground.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Georgetown visit planning website.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Georgetown in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Colorado Springs in November, expect nights in Georgetown to be slightly colder, around 14°F, while days are colder, around 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Georgetown

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Estes Park

— 2 nights
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Kruger Rock, then sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery, then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Georgetown to Estes Park takes 2 hours. Traveling from Georgetown in November, you will find days in Estes Park are warmer (57°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (27°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Estes Park

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, see Off-Road Tours, and then soar above the sights with Canyonlands Ballooning.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Moab route maker site.

You can fly from Estes Park to Moab in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. November in Moab sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, hike along Angel's Landing, and then get great views at Observation Point.

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Drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Moab, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in November, expect much warmer with lows of 51°F in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.