13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Palm Springs
— 1 day
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Page
— 2 nights
3
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
6
San Simeon
— 1 day
7
Santa Barbara
— 1 night

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
On the 12th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, delve into the distant past at Indian Canyons, then take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, and finally make a trip to Palm Canyon Drive.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs online attractions planner.

Los Angeles to Palm Springs is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in Palm Springs at 93°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Palm Springs Art Museum ©
Palm Springs Art Museum
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bend. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Page trip planner.

Getting from Palm Springs to Page by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palm Springs to Page. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Palm Springs in May, with highs in Page at 79°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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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.
On the 15th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, then take an exotic tour of Bearizona Wildlife Park, and then contemplate the geological forces at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wupatki National Monument.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Flagstaff holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Page to Flagstaff takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Page in May, plan for little chillier days in Flagstaff, with highs around 65°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Neon Museum and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and The LINQ Promenade. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get your game on at Apocalypse Vegas, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Charleston, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

Getting from Flagstaff to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Flagstaff in May; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 87°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and finally make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in May, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Golden Canyon ©
Golden Canyon

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, and finally kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon trip app.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, plan for slightly colder nights in San Simeon, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

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night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 24th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, make a trip to Santa Barbara County Courthouse, get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, then make a trip to Santa Barbara Harbor, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Simeon in May: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Santa Barbara Harbor ©
Santa Barbara Harbor

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