5 days in Phoenix, Modesto & Sacramento Itinerary

5 days in Phoenix, Modesto & Sacramento Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, Drive to Modesto
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Modesto
— 1 night
Drive
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Sacramento
— 1 night
Fly

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Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Attractions like Musical Instrument Museum and Balloon Rides make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain, see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Phoenix Zoo.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Phoenix. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in May, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Modesto.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Modesto

— 1 night
Modesto, officially the City of Modesto, is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at McHenry Mansion, get engrossed in the history at McHenry Museum, then examine the collection at Great Valley Museum, and finally admire all the interesting features of Palos Verdes Scenic Drive.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Modesto road trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Phoenix to Modesto with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Modesto due to the time zone difference. In May, Modesto is little chillier than Phoenix - with highs of 84°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Modesto

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Sacramento

— 1 night

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 30th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, then see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Waterfront, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and finally hike along Stevens Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sacramento trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Modesto to Sacramento takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors