22 days in California, Arizona & Colorado Itinerary

22 days in California, Arizona & Colorado Itinerary

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22 days in California, Arizona & Colorado Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 4 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Muscat

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Muir Woods National Monument and Fishing Charters & Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Twin Peaks and Fort Point. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Muscat, Oman to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Muscat to San Francisco. In August, San Francisco is cooler than Muscat - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Monterey are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Big Sur, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Taft Point and Bridalveil Fall. Visiting Panorama Trail and Tuolumne Meadows will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

3
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Royal and Bright Angel Point. Get in touch with nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and South Kaibab Trail. Step out of Page to go to Grand Canyon National Park and see Grand Canyon South Rim, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, and have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Page trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Page in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Page hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Wupatki National Monument and Walnut Canyon National Monument will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Oak Creek Canyon and Cathedral Rock will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams) and Lowell Observatory (in Flagstaff). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock and cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sedona trip builder tool .

Drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Sedona sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

2
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skyline Drive and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Step out of the city life by going to Pikes Peak and River Rafting & Tubing. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy and walk around Garden of the Gods.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Sedona to Colorado Springs in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in August, things will get a bit cooler in Colorado Springs: highs are around 33°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Canon City
Highlights from your plan
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
River Rafting & Tubing

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