9 days in Pasadena & Stanford Itinerary

9 days in Pasadena & Stanford Itinerary

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9 days in Pasadena & Stanford Itinerary

Start: Medellin
Fly:  13​h
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h
End: Medellin


Pasadena ©
Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pasadena: Ontario Mills (in Ontario), Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge (in Big Bear Lake) and Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Pasadena, don't miss a visit to City of Pasadena City Hall, and have fun at Rose Bowl Stadium.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pasadena day trip planning website .

Medellin, Colombia to Pasadena is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Medellin to Pasadena due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medellin in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Pasadena. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Stanford.

Things to do in Pasadena

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge, Ontario Mills, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Big Bear Lake, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
The Gamble House ©
The Gamble House


Stanford ©
Stanford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Clara County, California, United States and is the home of Stanford University. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Rodin Sculpture Garden, then examine the collection at Anderson Collection at Stanford University, and then kick back and relax at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, then stroll around Wunderlich County Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Stanford road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pasadena to Stanford. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stanford

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Woodside, Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Rodin Sculpture Garden ©
Rodin Sculpture Garden