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:  6​h 45​min
1
Phoenix
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  32​h
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​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.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix road trip planner.

Detroit to Phoenix is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in March: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 82°F and lows are around 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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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, then trek along Tonto Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. In March, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Phoenix - with highs of 57°F and lows of 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time 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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow 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), admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest and then steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in April, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature 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 a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour builder .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough 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.
Start your trip to San Diego by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in April, and nighttime lows around 58°F. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Tours Parks

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