15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  45​min
1
Moraga
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Omaha
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
6
Rochester
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: San Francisco

1
day
Moraga

Moraga ©
Moraga is a suburban incorporated town located in Contra Costa County, California, United States, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Area, walk around Briones Park, and then view the masterpieces at Moraga Art Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Moraga itinerary site .

San Francisco to Moraga is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In January in Moraga, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Moraga

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Briones Park, San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Area ©
Briones Park ©
Briones Park
Moraga Art Gallery ©
Moraga Art Gallery

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moraga to Los Angeles. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Moraga in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 70°F and lows at 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Pipe Creek Vista, get great views at Powell Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 44°F and lows at 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
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 17th (Fri): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Denver, with lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

1
night
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): try your luck at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, and then enjoy some diversion at Take Aim Indoor Shooting Sports & Training Facility.

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Traveling by flight from Denver to Omaha takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Omaha is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Denver in January; daily highs in Omaha reach 35°F and lows reach 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Omaha

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trips

Take Aim Indoor Shooting Sports & Training Facility, Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo

1
night
Rochester

Rochester ©
Rochester is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, don't miss a visit to Gonda Building, gain insight at Quarry Hill Nature Center, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally do a tasting at Salem Glen Vineyard and Winery.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rochester journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Omaha to Rochester in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Omaha in January, with highs in Rochester at 23°F and lows at 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Rochester

Wineries Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Salem Glen Vineyard and Winery ©
Salem Glen Vineyard and Winery
Room Escape Games
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial ©
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, walk around Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally make a trip to Cloud Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, and finally make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Rochester to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rochester in January, things will get a bit warmer in Chicago: highs are around 32°F and lows about 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

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

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in January, with highs in Washington DC at 44°F and lows at 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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