15 days in Belfast, Colorado & California Itinerary

15 days in Belfast, Colorado & California Itinerary

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15 days in Belfast, Colorado & California Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
2
Colorado Springs, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Buena Vista, United States
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
4
San Diego, United States
— 2 nights
5
Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Mammoth Lakes, United States
— 2 nights
7
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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2
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Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Scottish Provident Institution, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: walk around Bashfordsland Wood and Oakfield Glen, then take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Causeway Coastal Route.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Belfast trip builder tool .

London to Belfast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Bushmills, Bashfordsland Wood and Oakfield Glen, Coast Rd
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Coast Rd ©
Coast Rd
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

1
night
Colorado Springs, United States

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.
On the 18th (Mon), examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip builder site .

Getting from Belfast to Colorado Springs by combination of bus and flight takes about 15 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Belfast to Colorado Springs is minus 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Belfast in May: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum

1
night
Buena Vista, United States

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 19th (Tue), stroll around McPhelemy Park and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Buena Vista trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in May: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 19°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
San Diego, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Buena Vista to San Diego in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Buena Vista in May, you will find days in San Diego are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 22nd (Fri), discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, then experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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nights
Mammoth Lakes, United States

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then stroll through Panorama Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): get great views at Washburn Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

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Fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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nights
San Francisco, United States

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Exploratorium.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco attractions planning site .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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