16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 day
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights

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Denver

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 20th (Fri), put a fun spin on your tour with Denver Inside and Out and then have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver tour planning tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Denver. In December in Denver, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 19°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

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Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Denver Inside and Out ©
Denver Inside and Out

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. The adventure continues: stroll through Bright Angel Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, get great views at Hopi Point, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. December in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 15°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Fountains of Bellagio. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: shop like a local with The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and get your game on at The Roller Coaster.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December: highs in Las Vegas hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and engage your brain at California Science Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 69°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, walk around Crissy Field, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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