16 days in Colorado, Utah & Los Angeles Itinerary

16 days in Colorado, Utah & Los Angeles Itinerary

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16 days in Colorado, Utah & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Coalville
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Rochester


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3
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.
On the 20th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Aspen Highlands. On the 21st (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. The adventure continues: stroll through Aspen Snowmass, admire all the interesting features of The John Denver Sanctuary, and stop by Snowmass Sports.

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Rochester to Aspen is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rochester to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rochester in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Aspen, with lows of 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snowmass Village
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Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park) and Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park). On the 22nd (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and make a trip to Wolfe Ranch Rock Art.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Moab trip itinerary app .

Getting from Aspen to Moab by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Aspen in January since evenings lows in Moab dip to 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Coalville.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Mesa Arch
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

2
nights
Coalville

Coalville ©
Coalville is a city in Summit County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort and then get in on the family fun at Gorgoza Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Park City Utah Summer Attractions and then fly down the slopes at Backcountry Snowmobiling.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Coalville tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Moab to Coalville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Moab in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Coalville, with lows of 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Coalville

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Park City
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Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Woodward Park City ©
Woodward Park City

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 28th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coalville to Los Angeles. The time zone difference when traveling from Coalville to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Coalville in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 70°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District, take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and finally stop by Downtown Manitou Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs journey planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, expect Colorado Springs to be cooler, temps between 46°F and 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Downtown Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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