16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Denver
Drive:  45 min
1
Boulder
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Seattle

4
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Escape the urban bustle at St Mary's Glacier and Photography Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and Snowy Peaks Winery. Explore Boulder's surroundings by going to Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures (in Estes Park), Alluvial Fan (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Mother Cabrini Shrine (in Golden).

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Boulder online trip planner.

Denver to Boulder is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In May in Boulder, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Estes Park, Alluvial Fan, St Mary's Glacier, Mother Cabrini Shrine
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Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Photography Tours
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

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.
Visit Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Mormon Battalion Historic Site for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Gaslamp Quarter and Carlsbad Premium Outlets. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boulder to San Diego in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Boulder in May, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Carlsbad Premium Outlets
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Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Crystal Cove and The Grove. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and El Matador State Beach (in Malibu). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Camarillo Premium Outlets, Crystal Cove, Santa Monica Pier, El Matador State Beach
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muir Woods National Monument and Cable Car Museum. Do your shopping at City Lights Booksellers and Union Square. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Exploratorium, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation maker app.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Counts Kustoms and Fashion Show Mall. Do your shopping at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and Rick's Restorations. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Nelson Ghost Town (in Nelson) and Pahrump Valley Winery (in Pahrump). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the striking features of Little Church of the West, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Guardian Angel Cathedral.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nelson Ghost Town, Pahrump Valley Winery
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Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Pahrump Valley Winery ©
Pahrump Valley Winery

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