26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Denver
— 1 night
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
5
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
7
Portland
— 4 nights
8
Seattle
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, thenengage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, thendo a tasting at Balistreri Vineyards, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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Omaha to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Omaha to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Omaha in December, you will find days in Denver are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ©
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): hike along Navajo Loop Trail, trek along Bryce Amphitheatre, thentrek along Rim Trail, and finally get great views at Inspiration Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Under-the-Rim Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Denver to Bryce Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Denver in December; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Under-the-Rim Trail ©
Under-the-Rim Trail
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The LINQ Promenade and Shelby American Inc. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Henderson and see Lion Habitat Ranch, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, get interesting insight from Escape Adventures, shop like a local with The Strip, and put a fun spin on your tour with Alibi Las Vegas.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas vacation builder app.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Las Vegas is much warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Lion Habitat Ranch, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then gain insight at Torrey Pines Gliderport. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Point Loma, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego journey tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Crystal Cove and Newport Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and The Broad. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach), Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Seal Beach (in Seal Beach). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport Beach, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Norton Simon Museum, Santa Monica Mountains, Seal Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Lands End and Fort Funston National Park. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

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 January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lands End ©
Lands End
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

4
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Portland Art Museum and Benson Bridge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Willamette Valley and Room Escape Games. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Keller Auditorium, stop by Powell's City of Books, get engrossed in the history at Oregon Historical Society, and admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Portland driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Portland reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum

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nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, thencast your line with a fishing tour, thenstroll around Kerry Park, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle online attractions planner.

You can drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. January in Seattle sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

LeMay - America's Car Museum
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum

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