14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Tucson
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights

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Tucson

— 4 nights

Old Pueblo

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tucson side-trips: Tombstone (Boothilll Graveyard, O.K. Corral, &more) and Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory (in Mount Lemmon). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Madaras Gallery, cruise along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, get a new perspective on nature at International Wildlife Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Etherton Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tucson day trip tool.

Phoenix to Tucson is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in September; daily highs in Tucson reach 92°F and lows reach 69°F. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 1st (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take in the pleasant sights at The Trail of Time, take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. When traveling from Tucson in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 3rd (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Father Crowley Vista Point, contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then stroll through Gower Gulch Loop, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and finally cruise along Artists Dr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, get great views at Dante's View, then explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are much hotter (52°F). You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at New York New York Casino, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online travel route planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in October since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 60°F. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.