15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Heard Museum, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and finally admire the striking features of David & Gladys Wright House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix day trip planning website .

New York City to Phoenix is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 106°F and lows about 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Balloon Rides
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

1
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.
On the 31st (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Phoenix in July, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 84°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Food Tours (in Los Angeles) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, shop like a local with The Strip, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Food Tours, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, you will find days in San Francisco are colder (73°F), and nights are slightly colder (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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