8 days in San Jose, Las Vegas & Maine Itinerary

8 days in San Jose, Las Vegas & Maine Itinerary

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8 days in San Jose, Las Vegas & Maine Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h
1
San Jose
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
3
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 28th (Sat), make a trip to Sikh Gurdwara. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, admire all the interesting features of Peninsula, and then take in the architecture and design of Stanford University.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose tour itinerary maker website .

Washington DC to San Jose is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Jose. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: highs in San Jose hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Jose

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Peninsula, Stanford University, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Stanford University ©
Stanford University
Sikh Gurdwara ©
Sikh Gurdwara

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from San Jose to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway and then visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, have some family-friendly fun at Muse Paintbar, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Portland by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in Portland hover around 33°F and lows are around 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Portland Head Light, Nubble Lighthouse, Marginal Way Walkway
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

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