10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
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San Diego
— 5 nights

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. You've added South Mountain Park, Mesa Arts Center, Hayden Butte Preserve, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Heritage Square Phoenix, identify plant and animal life at Lookout Mountain Preserve, admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Camelback Mountain, and finally explore the historical opulence of Tovrea Castle At Carraro Heights. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Papago Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Butte Preserve, explore the world behind art at Mesa Arts Center, then identify plant and animal life at Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area, and finally stroll around South Mountain Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix planner.

Indianapolis to Phoenix is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Phoenix. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in November, with highs in Phoenix at 78°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Art Museum
Mesa Arts Center
4.7

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take some stellar pictures from The Abyss, then take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, and finally stop by Tusayan General Store. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll around Indian Garden, and then engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in November: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 54°F and lows are around 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

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Lookout
Mohave Point
4.9
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Science Museum
Yavapai Geology Museum
4.3

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Keys Ranch as well as Barker Dam Trail. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the fascinating landscape at Cottonwood Spring Oasis, then identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch.

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Traveling by journey from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Joshua Tree National Park, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Wildlife Area
Barker Dam Trail
4.4
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Historic Site
Keys Ranch
4.5

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Embarcadero Marina Park North, Old Town San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Loma and Pacific Beach. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Carlsbad to see Carlsbad Village about 38 minutes away.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in November, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Must see
San Diego Zoo
4.5

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