18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
2
Tucson
— 2 nights
3
El Paso
— 2 nights
4
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
5
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
6
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is known for museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Jacinto Mountain, stop by Wabi Sabi Japan Living, make a trip to Frey House II, and explore the ancient world of Indian Canyons.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Palm Springs driving holiday planner.

Los Angeles to Palm Springs is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in Palm Springs reach 93°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, then see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson travel route builder site.

Getting from Palm Springs to Tucson by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palm Springs to Tucson due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Palm Springs in May: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 88°F and lows are around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon

2
nights
El Paso

El Paso ©
On the 20th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Magoffin Home State Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, then head outdoors with Southwest University Park, and finally examine the collection at El Paso Public Library. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Scenic Drive - Overlook, tee off at Butterfield Trail Golf Club, then immerse yourself in nature at Franklin Mountains State Park, and finally walk around San Jacinto Plaza.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to El Paso in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in El Paso

Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Butterfield Trail Golf Club ©
Butterfield Trail Golf Club
Magoffin Home State Historic Site ©
Magoffin Home State Historic Site
Southwest University Park ©
Southwest University Park

2
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Petroglyph National Monument, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then grab your bike and head to Corrales Bosque. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, then make a trip to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Tramway Bike Path.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from El Paso to Albuquerque by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from El Paso in May, with highs in Albuquerque at 77°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, admire the natural beauty at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, go for a walk through Keshi, and view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe holiday planner.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Fe, with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Cochiti Pueblo
Highlights from your plan
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail

3
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flagstaff: Sedona (Bell Rock & Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wupatki National Monument, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mother Road Brewing Company, stroll through Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, and delve into the lush surroundings at Coconino National Forest.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff day trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Flagstaff in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in May; daily highs in Flagstaff reach 65°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sedona
Highlights from your plan
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

3
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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Flagstaff in May, expect Las Vegas to be much warmer, temps between 87°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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