17 days in Denver, Las Vegas & San Diego Itinerary

17 days in Denver, Las Vegas & San Diego Itinerary

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Denver
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Las Vegas
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Denver

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Denver tour planner.

Rochester to Denver is an approximately 26-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rochester to Denver due to the time zone difference. In August in Denver, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then stop by The LINQ Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Denver to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in August, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 101°F and 77°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Coronado Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like La Jolla Shores Park and Mission Beach Park. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas) and Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar). There's much more to do: stroll through Pacific Beach, try your luck at Del Mar Race Track, enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach, and see some colorful creatures with San Diego Scuba Guide.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 78°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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