8 days in San Jose, Las Vegas & Maine Itinerary

8 days in San Jose, Las Vegas & Maine Itinerary

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San Jose
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Las Vegas
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Portland
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San Jose

San Jose ©

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Sikh Gurdwara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, then explore and take pictures at Peninsula, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Jose trip builder tool.

Washington DC to San Jose is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Jose

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas route website.

Traveling by flight from San Jose to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Portland

Portland ©

The Forest City

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): get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway and then enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, get your game on at Muse Paintbar, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Portland in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Portland is 3 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in January, with highs in Portland at 33°F and lows at 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

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