6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
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Denver

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): meet the residents at Denver Zoo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Denver trip app.

Chicago to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Denver when traveling from Chicago in December, with lows around 19°F. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Denver

Spas · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 15th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower and then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 57°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature

San Diego

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planning tool.

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 December: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Santa Monica

— 1 night

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, cruise along Mulholland Drive, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santa Monica day trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.