30 days in Colorado & California Itinerary

30 days in Colorado & California Itinerary

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Aspen
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Monterey
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Yosemite National Park
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Sonoma
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San Francisco
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Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Go for a jaunt from Aspen to Basalt to see Woody Creek Distillery about 50 minutes away. On the 21st (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aspen Mountain / Ajax, deepen your understanding at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail, and stroll through The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen trip builder website.

Bangkok, Thailand to Aspen is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Bangkok to Aspen due to the time zone difference. In December, Aspen is colder than Bangkok - with highs of 1°C and lows of -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 27th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, stroll around Tongva Park, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online vacation planner.

Fly from Aspen to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Aspen in December, things will get warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip planning app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. December in San Diego sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 5th (Tue), take in the local highlights with Monterey Bay Food Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then take an in-depth tour of Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): walk around Garland Ranch Regional Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and finally stop by AiX.

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You can fly from San Diego to Monterey in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in January, things will get a bit cooler in Monterey: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

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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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, identify plant and animal life at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, and make a trip to Washburn Point.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. While traveling from Monterey, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Sonoma.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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Sonoma

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the history at Mission San Francisco Solano, then make a trip to Sonoma Barracks, then do a tasting at Benziger Family Winery, and finally stroll around Sonoma Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at VGS Chateau Potelle, then examine the collection at Sharpsteen Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Napa Valley Distillery.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sonoma visit planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sonoma takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you will find days in Sonoma are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are much hotter (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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San Francisco

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: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sonoma to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Sonoma in January, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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Colorado travel guide

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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.

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.