13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  7​h
1
Phoenix
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  32​h
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
End: Detroit

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 30th (Sat), browse the collection at Burton Barr Central Library and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

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Detroit to Phoenix is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in March, with highs in Phoenix at 82°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Burton Barr Central Library ©
Burton Barr Central Library

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, hike along Tonto Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour site .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in March, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 57°F and lows at 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Tonto Trail ©
Tonto Trail
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

2
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.
On the 1st (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then take a stroll through The Strip, and then take in a show at Bellagio Fountains.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 74°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest and then steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect little chillier with lows of 49°F in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then Head underground at Bronson Caves, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
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.
For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read San Diego online trip builder .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in San Diego sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 10th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Tours Parks

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