13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Phoenix
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Charlotte

few
hours
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes OdySea Aquarium, Desert Ridge Marketplace and Hole in the Rock. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Desert Ridge Marketplace, then explore the striking landscape at Hole in the Rock, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at OdySea Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix holiday planner.

Charlotte to Phoenix is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charlotte to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in September, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 99°F and 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

OdySea Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Hole in the Rock ©
Hole in the Rock
Desert Ridge Marketplace ©
Desert Ridge Marketplace
OdySea Aquarium ©
OdySea Aquarium

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
You've now added Lowell Observatory to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Flagstaff itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Flagstaff takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: high temperatures in Flagstaff hover around 73°F and lows are around 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Casino at the MGM Grand, Fremont Street Las Vegas Bar Crawl, Fountains of Bellagio, and other attractions.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip builder .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Nightlife

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
High Roller ©
High Roller

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dante's View as well as Badwater Basin. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park day trip website .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Las Vegas in October since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes The Tavern at the Beach, Aero Club Bar, False Idol, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Diego tour planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to San Diego takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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