8 days in Cedar Rapids, Los Angeles & Phoenix Itinerary

8 days in Cedar Rapids, Los Angeles & Phoenix Itinerary

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Cedar Rapids
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Cedar Rapids

— 1 night
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. On the 19th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Grant Wood Bike Trail, see the interesting displays at National Motorcycle Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Clear Creek Trail, and finally tee off at Brown Deer Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Grant Wood Window in Veteran's Memorial Auditorium, then examine the collection at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, then contemplate the long history of Brucemore, and finally don't miss a visit to Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cedar Rapids road trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cedar Rapids. In May in Cedar Rapids, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cedar Rapids

Museums · Outdoors · Golf · Trails

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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cedar Rapids to Los Angeles. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Cedar Rapids in May, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Beaches · Parks

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Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix online visit planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Phoenix by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 93°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

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