16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Denver

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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.
On the 20th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver tour planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Denver. In December in Denver, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 19°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Flatirons
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Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Grandview Point. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail and get great views at Lipan Point.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Battlefield Vegas. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Mount Charleston. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and have fun at Gun Garage.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online driving holiday 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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 57°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Nature

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Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Mount Charleston ©
Mount Charleston

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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.
Visit Crystal Cove and Newport Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Santa Monica State Beach. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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Dolphin & Whale Watching, Crystal Cove, Santa Monica State Beach, Newport Beach
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Muir Woods National Monument and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Presidio of San Francisco. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at Fort Point, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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