17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tucson
1
Tucson
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Tucson

1
night
Tucson

Tucson ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Tucson Desert Art Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson online journey planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Tucson. In August, daytime highs in Tucson are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Tucson Desert Art Museum ©
Tucson Desert Art Museum

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.
Visit Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, get to know the fascinating history of San Diego Bay Walk, take in the waterfront at Embarcadero, and admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder site .

You can fly from Tucson to San Diego in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tucson in August, with highs in San Diego at 78°F and lows at 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

5
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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum for their historical value. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday maker website .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Mob Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas attractions planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 101°F and lows at 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Helicopter Tours

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nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Musical Instrument Museum and Desert Botanical Garden are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Downtown Historic Area and St. Mary's Basilica for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Goldfield Ghost Town in Apache Junction (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Heard Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale.

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

Getting from Las Vegas to Phoenix by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Phoenix is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Phoenix, with lows around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Goldfield Ghost Town, Downtown Historic Area
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

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