12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Houston
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Houston
— Few hours

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look for gifts at Bergamot Station, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday planner.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 69°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Houston

Houston ©

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Space Center Houston and then test your problem-solving skills at That Escape Place.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Houston trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Houston by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Houston are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Houston

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
That Escape Place ©
That Escape Place
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Woodward Park City, then admire the landmark architecture of LDS Conference Center, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip planner.

Fly from Houston to Salt Lake City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Houston in December; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 39°F and lows reach 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Woodward Park City ©
Woodward Park City
LDS Conference Center ©
LDS Conference Center

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 28th (Mon), engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, then stroll around Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chicago road trip app.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Chicago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 26°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 30th (Wed), try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Chicago to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 57°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 2nd (Sat), savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver online attractions planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Denver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Denver is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect Denver to be slightly colder, temps between 44°F and 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Denver

Wineries · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Houston

Houston ©

Bayou City

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): browse the exhibits of Cockrell Butterfly Center, admire the natural beauty at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakewood Church.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Houston route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Houston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Houston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in January, expect nights in Houston to be much warmer, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Hermann Park's Japanese Garden ©
Hermann Park's Japanese Garden
Lakewood Church ©
Lakewood Church

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