12 days in Phoenix, Los Angeles & Reno Itinerary

12 days in Phoenix, Los Angeles & Reno Itinerary

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12 days in Phoenix, Los Angeles & Reno Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Phoenix
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Reno
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Minneapolis

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix. Visit St. Mary's Basilica and St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, play a few rounds at The Raven Golf Club at South Mountain, and contemplate the long history of The Rosson House Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Phoenix tour itinerary maker .

Minneapolis to Phoenix is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Phoenix is minus 1 hour. In February, Phoenix is much warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Phoenix

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Crystal Cove. For shopping fun, head to Brandini Toffee or The Grove. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad), Seal Beach (in Seal Beach) and Newport Beach (in Newport Beach). There's more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles route planning tool .

Fly from Phoenix to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in February, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reno.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Brandini Toffee, Seal Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

3
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Churchill State Historic Park and Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Peppermill Casino and Cabela's. Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at LakeRidge Golf Course, let little ones run wild at Idlewild Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Beach Campground, and explore the galleries of Wilbur D. May Center.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Reno trip maker site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Reno in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, you will find days in Reno are a bit cooler (55°F), and nights are cooler (29°F). You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Reno

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Cabela's, Nevada Beach Campground
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Nevada Beach Campground ©
Nevada Beach Campground
Fort Churchill State Historic Park ©
Cabela's ©
Cabela's

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