13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Palm Springs
— 1 day
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
3
Williams
— 1 night
4
Sedona
— 1 night
5
Albuquerque
— 1 night
6
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
7
Tucson
— Few hours
8
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights

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day
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
On the 12th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Indian Canyons, examine the collection at Ruddy's General Store Museum, appreciate the history behind Sonny Bono Statue, then get to know the fascinating history of Tennis Club District, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Palmas.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs day trip site.

San Diego to Palm Springs is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect nights in Palm Springs to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are warmer, around 93°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Tennis Club District ©
Tennis Club District
Las Palmas ©
Las Palmas

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The LINQ Promenade and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, partake in some friendly competition at Alibi Las Vegas, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Palm Springs, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Williams.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

1
night
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for gifts at Thunder Eagle Native Art, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Bearizona Wildlife Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Williams holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Williams in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in May; daily highs in Williams reach 67°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Williams

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church
Thunder Eagle Native Art ©
Thunder Eagle Native Art

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fay Canyon Trail, then trek along Doe Mountain Trail, then stroll through Bear Mountain Trail, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sedona trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Williams to Sedona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Williams in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Sedona: highs are around 78°F and lows about 54°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Sedona to Albuquerque takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You'll set off for Santa Fe on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Visit Canyon Road and Santa Fe National Cemetery for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Miguel Chapel and El Santuario de Chimayo. Go for a jaunt from Santa Fe to Espanola to see Puye Cliff Dwellings about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, take in the exciting artwork at Cruz Gallery, wander the wide-open spaces of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe journey planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Santa Fe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, Santa Fe is a bit cooler at night with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

El Santuario de Chimayo, Puye Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

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hours
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at A Mountain (Sentinel Peak), delve into the lush surroundings at Tucson Mountain Park, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tucson road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Tucson in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in May; daily highs in Tucson reach 88°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tucson Mountain Park ©
Tucson Mountain Park
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
A Mountain (Sentinel Peak) ©
A Mountain (Sentinel Peak)

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 23rd (Thu), trek along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, then play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tucson to Death Valley National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tucson to Death Valley National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tucson in May, expect Death Valley National Park to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 55°F. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

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