8 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Boulder City
Taxi to Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas Strip, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Palm Springs
— 3 nights
San Diego


Las Vegas — 3 nights

Sin City

On the 8th (Mon), take a stroll through The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online route builder.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are McCarran International Airport and Laughlin Bullhead International Airport. In May in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Boulder City.
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Boulder City

Home of Hoover Dam

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Drive from Las Vegas to Boulder City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Boulder City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 10th (Wed), you're off to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

On the 10th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Boulder City in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 23°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Williams.
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On the 11th (Thu), look for gifts at Thunder Eagle Native Art.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 4°C in Williams. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Palm Springs.
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Palm Springs — 3 nights

On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, then gain insight at Palm Springs Air Museum, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Williams to Palm Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Williams in May, with highs in Palm Springs at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.
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San Diego

America's Finest City

On the 14th (Sun), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then hike along Cabrillo Tide Pools.

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Traveling by car from Palm Springs to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in May: highs in San Diego hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 19°C.
Museums · Nature · Trails · Parks

United States travel guide

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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.