14 days in California & Austin Itinerary

14 days in California & Austin Itinerary

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14 days in California & Austin Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 6 nights
3
Pasadena
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Denver

3
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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Denver to Los Angeles is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Denver in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get curious at Exploratorium, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco online travel route planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Pasadena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Shopping
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Pasadena

Pasadena ©
Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
On the 4th (Wed), enjoy some diversion at Rose Bowl Stadium, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, then wander the streets of Old Pasadena, and finally stop by Vroman's Bookstore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to City of Pasadena City Hall, then examine the collection at The Gamble House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, and finally gain insight at California Institute of Technology.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Pasadena day trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Pasadena in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Pasadena

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
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Old Pasadena ©
Old Pasadena
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum
The Gamble House ©
The Gamble House

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns and then pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Austin tour itinerary maker site .

Fly from Pasadena to Austin in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Pasadena to Austin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pasadena in September, expect Austin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 71°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Natural Bridge Caverns
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The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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