18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
San Jose
— 3 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
4
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
5
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

3
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 Alcatraz Island and Strawberry Hill. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, look for gifts at Chocolate Heaven, and admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online trip planner.

Paris, France to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Paris to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In January, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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San Jose

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge. Venture out of the city with trips to Palo Alto (Monte Bello Open Space Preserve & Pearson-Arastradero Preserve), Loch Lomond Recreation Area (in Felton) and Sunol (Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park & Sunol Regional Wilderness). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Windy Hill Open Space Preserve.

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You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Jose

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Palo Alto, Sunol, Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Loch Lomond Recreation Area
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sunol Regional Wilderness ©
Sunol Regional Wilderness

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Calico Hills. Head to The Strip and The Forum Shops at Caesarsfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Veteran's Memorial Park in Boulder City, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, stop by Barneys New York, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

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Getting from San Jose to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Veteran's Memorial Park
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Visiting Backcountry Snowmobiling and Cascade Springs will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Meyer Gallery and Fatali Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: North Forty Escapes (in Oakley), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Park City) and Roots of Knowledge (in Orem). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Alta Ski Area, pause for some photo ops at National Pony Express Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Olympus Trail, and identify plant and animal life at High Uintas Wilderness Area.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Park City, Backcountry Snowmobiling, North Forty Escapes, Cascade Springs, Roots of Knowledge
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Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Alta Ski Area ©
Alta Ski Area
North Forty Escapes ©
North Forty Escapes

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Get in touch with nature at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Castle Rock (Gateway Mesa Open Space Park & Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail), Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor) and Plains Conservation Center (in Aurora). And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, stroll through Fountain Creek Nature Center, and identify plant and animal life at Cottonwood Creek Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in January: highs in Colorado Springs hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Castle Rock, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Fountain Creek Nature Center
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Cottonwood Creek Park ©
Cottonwood Creek Park
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

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