26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Omaha

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then learn about winemaking 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 29th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip tool .

Omaha to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Denver due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Omaha in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Denver, with highs around 43°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

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

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.
On the 30th (Mon), stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, then trek along Rim Trail, and finally get great views at Inspiration Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Under-the-Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Denver to Bryce Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denver in December: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 36°F and lows are around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and Shelby American Inc. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Lion Habitat Ranch in Henderson, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: listen to music at Alibi Las Vegas, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, explore the galleries of Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, and make a trip to Chapel of the Flowers Wedding Chapels.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip website .

You can 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. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 57°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Lion Habitat Ranch
Highlights from your plan
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
The Strip ©
The Strip

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): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then admire all the interesting features of Torrey Pines Gliderport. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego sightseeing tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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.
Get outdoors at Santa Monica Mountains and Newport Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach), Seal Beach (in Seal Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach). There's lots more to do: get curious at California Science Center, examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. January in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. 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 Collections and Botanical Gardens, Crystal Cove, Norton Simon Museum, Seal Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Lands End and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (59°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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 Northwest (Nob Hill) and Oregon Historical Society. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Powell's City of Books and International Rose Test Garden. There's lots more to do: hike along Forest Park, cruise along Willamette Valley, take a stroll through Alberta Street, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Portland day trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in January, things will get little chillier in Portland: highs are around 46°F and lows about 35°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

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

3
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.
On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, cast your line with a fishing tour, then stroll around Kerry Park, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Seattle are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. 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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