19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tombstone
— 1 night
Fly
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Camp Verde
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Moab
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Moab
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ely
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Unknown
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Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. You've added Polar Play, Talking Stick Resort Casino, Spas, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then have some family-friendly fun at Polar Play.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix day trip planning website.

Charlotte to Phoenix is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In May, Phoenix is a bit warmer than Charlotte - with highs of 93°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Casinos

Side Trip

Tucson

— 2 nights

Old Pueblo

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Foothills mall, A Mountain (Sentinel Peak), Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and other attractions you added. On the 12th (Thu), get great views at A Mountain (Sentinel Peak), add some entertainment to your itinerary with Pistoleros Wild West Show, then see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Foothills mall. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tucson online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Tucson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in May, things will get little chillier in Tucson: highs are around 88°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Nightlife · Parks

Tombstone

— 1 night

Town Too Tough to Die

Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Allen Street, O.K. Corral and Bird Cage Theatre. On the 13th (Fri), make a trip to Allen Street.

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Drive from Tucson to Tombstone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Tucson, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tombstone, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 56°F. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Camp Verde.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites · Museums

Camp Verde

Camp Verde is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. Montezuma Castle National Monument has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Montezuma Castle National Monument.

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You can fly from Tombstone to Camp Verde in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Camp Verde

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Flagstaff

— 1 night

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.
You've now added Lowell Observatory to your itinerary. On the 15th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff day trip app.

You can drive from Camp Verde to Flagstaff in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Camp Verde in May: highs in Flagstaff hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 34°F. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Childrens Museums · Museums
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Helicopter Tours as well as Grand Canyon Village. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel app.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Tours

Moab

— 1 night

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 Canyonlands Ballooning as well as Pinnacle Helicopters. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): soar above the sights with Canyonlands Ballooning and then get interesting insight from Pinnacle Helicopters.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Moab road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 76°F and lows about 49°F. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Page.

Things to do in Moab

Tours · Outdoors

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Antelope Canyon as well as Horseshoe Bend. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bend.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Page trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Page takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Moab in May since evenings lows in Page dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature

Ely

— 1 night
Ely is the largest city and county seat of White Pine County, Nevada, United States. For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ely vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Ely takes 6 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Page to Ely due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Page in May: highs in Ely hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 34°F. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Valley View, El Capitan, Yosemite, Tunnel View, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then get great views at Valley View, and finally hike along Mariposa Grove.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ely to Yosemite National Park. In May, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Santa Cruz

— 3 nights
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
You've added Mount Hermon Adventures, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Dolphin & Whale Watching, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, whizz through the canopy at Mount Hermon Adventures, and then play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Santa Cruz takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, Santa Cruz is a bit warmer at night with lows of 49°F. You will leave for San Francisco on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Golf

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Filbert Street Stairs, Ghirardelli Square, Chinatown, and other attractions.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning site.

Getting from Santa Cruz to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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.