46 days in San Francisco, Colorado & Los Angeles Itinerary

46 days in San Francisco, Colorado & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 13 nights
2
Aspen
— 5 nights
3
Buena Vista
— 4 nights
4
Breckenridge
— 4 nights
5
Estes Park
— 4 nights
6
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
7
Los Angeles
— 10 nights

13
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Venture out of the city with trips to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of Union Square, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

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Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to San Francisco. Traveling from Perth in August, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Take a break from Aspen with a short trip to Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Springs, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Aspen trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Aspen in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in August since evenings lows in Aspen dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Colorado, Hanging Lake Trail
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

4
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buena Vista: Kebler Pass (in Crested Butte) and Pike National Forest (in Fairplay). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Winfield, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and stroll around Buena Vista River Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista holiday app.

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kebler Pass, Pike National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

4
nights
Breckenridge

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Breckenridge: Loveland Pass (in Keystone), Georgetown (Foster's Place Playground, Mt. Bierstadt, &more) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Vail Pass Path, hike along Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail, stroll through Blue River Trail, and grab your bike and head to Wellington Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Breckenridge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in August, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Georgetown, Loveland Pass, Blue River Trail, Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Vail Pass Path ©
Vail Pass Path
Guanella Pass ©
Guanella Pass

4
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park), New Belgium Brewing Company (in Fort Collins) and Greeley (High Plains Library District- Farr Regional Library & Colorado Model Railroad Museum). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at Enos Mills Cabin Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Estes Park trip planner.

Getting from Breckenridge to Estes Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Breckenridge in August: highs in Estes Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Greeley, New Belgium Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Denver (National Ballpark Museum, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, &more) and Mini Incline (in Castle Rock). The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Estes Park in August, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Denver, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Manitou Springs Incline, Mini Incline
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

10
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: Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

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You can fly from Colorado Springs to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Los Angeles. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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