18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Phoenix
— 5 nights
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San Diego

— 5 nights

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 find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planning website.

Charlotte to San Diego is an approximately 7-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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in May: highs in San Diego hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 61°F. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Palm Springs

— 1 night
To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Palm Springs travel route website.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, you will find days in Palm Springs are much hotter (93°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). You will leave for Flagstaff on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Nature

Flagstaff

— 2 nights

City of Seven Wonders

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lowell Observatory as well as Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff route planner.

Traveling by flight from Palm Springs to Flagstaff takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palm Springs to Flagstaff due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Palm Springs in May, expect Flagstaff to be colder, temps between 65°F and 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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. Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. has been added to your itinerary.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in May, with highs in Monument Valley at 74°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Museums

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You've now added Arches National Park to your itinerary.

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

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. May in Moab sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 49°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Nature · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip site.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Moab in May: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 68°F and lows are around 33°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Phoenix

— 5 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Your day by day itinerary now includes Talking Stick Resort Casino as well as Chase Field.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Phoenix at 93°F and lows at 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.