7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: San Diego

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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.
On the 1st (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas route planner .

San Diego to Las Vegas is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail and then hike along Alstrom Point.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Powell trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Las Vegas to Lake Powell with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Lake Powell due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, things will get a bit cooler in Lake Powell: highs are around 79°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Outdoors Parks Trails

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Alstrom Point
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Alstrom Point ©
Alstrom Point

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Grand Canyon National Park

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in a show at Hopi House, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then hike along Rim Trail, and then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lake Powell to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. When traveling from Lake Powell in May, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are colder with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park, hike along Seven Sacred Pools, and then take a peaceful walk through Munds Wagon Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona online journey planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Sedona

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Red Rock State Park ©
Red Rock State Park
Munds Wagon Trail ©
Munds Wagon Trail
Seven Sacred Pools ©
Seven Sacred Pools

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 6th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and then do a tasting at Aridus Wine Company.

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Getting from Sedona to Scottsdale by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in May; daily highs in Scottsdale reach 93°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Desert Botanical Garden
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the fascinating landscape at Cottonwood Spring Oasis and then look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Joshua Tree National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Scottsdale to Joshua Tree National Park. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Scottsdale in May; daily highs in Joshua Tree National Park reach 87°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis

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