9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Drive:  8​h
1
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Lee Vining
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Lone Pine
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: San Diego

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look and learn at Lowell Observatory, then take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and then contemplate the geological forces at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Historic Downtown and Railroad District and then contemplate the geological forces at Wupatki National Monument.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Flagstaff vacation maker .

San Diego to Flagstaff is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Flagstaff, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip tool .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 26th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find out how to plan a trip to Death Valley National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 63°F in Death Valley National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Lee Vining.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

2
nights
Lee Vining

Lee Vining ©
Lee Vining is a census-designated place in Mono County, California, United States. Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the geological forces at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, take a memorable drive along Tioga Rd, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point and then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lee Vining trip planning site .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Lee Vining in 4 hours. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Lee Vining, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Lee Vining

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

2
nights
Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History, steep yourself in history at California Historical Landmark 507, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alabama Hills, and finally trek along Mount Whitney Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lone Pine trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Lee Vining to Lone Pine by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Lee Vining in September, expect Lone Pine to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Alabama Hills ©
Alabama Hills
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History

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