18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego driving holiday planner.

Charlotte to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to San Diego is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Charlotte in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 61°F at night. You'll set off for Phoenix on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Plan a trip to Phoenix easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Phoenix takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in May: highs in Phoenix hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 69°F. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

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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.
For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online vacation planner.

Getting from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in May: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 68°F and lows are around 33°F. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. In May, Monument Valley is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 74°F and lows of 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arches National Park as well as Moab Jett. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): get some thrills on the water with Moab Jett and then trek along Arches National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip maker site.

Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 3 hours. In May in Moab, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

4
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Las Vegas

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). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Before you visit Las Vegas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moab to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Moab in May, with highs in Las Vegas at 87°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and finally take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, then take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally take a pleasant ride with Furnace Creek Stables.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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San Diego

America's Finest City

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego itinerary planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to San Diego by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit warmer, around 61°F, while days are little chillier, around 71°F. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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.