10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
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Palm Springs

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs tour itinerary planner.

Rancho Cucamonga to Palm Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in December, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Phoenix.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Phoenix

— 3 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseback Riding Tours (in Mesa) and McDowell Sonoran Preserve (in Scottsdale). Next up on the itinerary: get answers to all your questions at Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center, see Off-Road Tours, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Phoenix itinerary maker website.

Fly from Palm Springs to Phoenix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Palm Springs to Phoenix is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Phoenix are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, see Off-Road Tours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner.

Getting from Phoenix to Sedona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in December; daily highs in Sedona reach 54°F and lows reach 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary app.

Drive from Sedona to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Nature

Death Valley National Park

— 1 day

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, cruise along Artists Dr, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.