16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights

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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), cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then explore the striking landscape at Flatirons.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Denver trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Denver. December in Denver sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 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

Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Bring the kids along to Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. The adventure continues: get great views at Mather Point and take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Mount Charleston. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Dig This. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Gun Garage, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, have some family-friendly fun at Apocalypse Vegas, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas visit planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Mount Charleston ©
Mount Charleston

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Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Santa Monica State Beach. Kids will enjoy Newport Beach and Crystal Cove. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 69°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Crystal Cove, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Newport Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lands End and Fort Point. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Presidio of San Francisco, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation builder site.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (59°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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