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.
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, then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then do 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 29th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denver day trip app .

Omaha to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Omaha to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Omaha, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 43°F to lows of 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): hike along Navajo Loop Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Under-the-Rim Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Denver to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in December, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 36°F and lows about 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
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 Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and The Strip. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lion Habitat Ranch. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring the stark beauty of Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, make a trip to Chapel of the Flowers Wedding Chapels, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online tour planner .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in December, expect Las Vegas to be much warmer, temps between 57°F and 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lion Habitat Ranch, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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.
On the 5th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then admire all the interesting features of 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, then take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Diego trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors 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

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and The Broad. You'll get in some beach time at Crystal Cove and Newport Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), Seal Beach (in Seal Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles route builder .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°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, Santa Monica Mountains, Seal Beach, Norton Simon Museum, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): hike along Lands End and then take in the views from 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, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder app .

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 January: highs in San Francisco hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to 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
Lands End ©
Lands End

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Portland Art Museum and Northwest (Nob Hill). Discover out-of-the-way places like Willamette Valley and Powell's City of Books. There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, trek along Eagle Creek Trail Park, and get engrossed in the history at Oregon Historical Society.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Portland travel route planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Portland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect Portland to be a bit cooler, temps between 46°F and 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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, then get interesting insight from Tours, then stroll around Kerry Park, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip website .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Seattle sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 38°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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