8 days in San Diego & El Paso County Itinerary

8 days in San Diego & El Paso County Itinerary

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8 days in San Diego & El Paso County Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Midland

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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 46 minutes away). Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and stroll through La Jolla Cove.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego journey planner .

Midland to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Midland in July, with highs in San Diego at 77°F and lows at 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa 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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Colorado Springs trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from San Diego to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Colorado Springs are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are slightly colder (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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