16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Santa Clarita
— 7 nights
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San Francisco
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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Eugene
— 1 night
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Denver — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Shirt Brewing.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Denver trip builder website.

West Des Moines to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from West Des Moines in October, with lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Parks

Las Vegas — 1 night

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in November, with highs in Las Vegas at 68°F and lows at 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Santa Clarita.
Parks · Nature

Santa Clarita — 7 nights

Santa Clarita, officially the City of Santa Clarita, is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, California, and the 24th largest in the state of California. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Clarita: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Park, &more), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Malibu (Frederick Weisman Museum of Art & The Getty Villa). Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The adventure continues: get outside with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, tour the pleasant surroundings at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, relax and rejuvenate at The Ivy Day Spa, and get some fabulous bargains at Camarillo Premium Outlets.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Clarita trip planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Santa Clarita in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, Santa Clarita is a bit warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to San Francisco.
Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trips

San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Clarita to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Clarita in November: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 64°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Redwood National Park.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Redwood National Park — 2 nights

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Redwood National Park route planning site.

Fly from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in November, with highs in Redwood National Park at 59°F and lows at 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Eugene.
Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Eugene — 1 night

Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. state of Oregon. On the 11th (Thu), stroll through Cascades Raptor Center and then gain insight at University of Oregon.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Eugene trip planning app.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Eugene in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Redwood National Park in November, things will get a bit cooler in Eugene: highs are around 53°F and lows about 39°F. You will leave for home on the 12th (Fri).
Wildlife · Parks

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.