13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sioux City
Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
6
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Sioux City

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Dinosaur Ridge, grab your bike and head to Cherry Creek State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Union Station.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary planner.

Sioux City to Denver is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Sioux City to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sioux City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 43°F to lows of 19°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge, Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 29th (Sat), examine the collection at The Neon Museum, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and finally examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Denver to Las Vegas by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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 Denver in December, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 57°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Titanic ©
Titanic
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame

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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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Running Horse Ranch and Camarillo Premium Outlets. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Santa Monica Mountains in Santa Monica--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Running Horse Ranch, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Running Horse Ranch ©
Running Horse Ranch
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences and then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (59°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). You will leave for Salt Lake City on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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 5th (Sat): engage your brain at Wheeler Historic Farm, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and finally admire the natural beauty at Temple Square.

Plan my day in Salt Lake City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from San Francisco to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Salt Lake City at 38°F and lows at 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and then make a trip to Dinosaur Ridge.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Salt Lake City to Denver in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Salt Lake City in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 21°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©