13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Palm Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Williams
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
7
Tucson
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h 45​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
day
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Indian Canyons, see the interesting displays at Ruddy's General Store Museum, appreciate the history behind Sonny Bono Statue, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tennis Club District, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Palmas.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs tour planner.

San Diego to Palm Springs is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Tennis Club District ©
Tennis Club District
Las Palmas ©
Las Palmas

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and The LINQ Promenade. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, put a fun spin on your tour with Alibi Las Vegas, and identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas attractions planner .

Drive from Palm Springs to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are slightly colder, around 87°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
On the 16th (Thu), look for gifts at Thunder Eagle Native Art, then identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Williams trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Williams takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Williams due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect Williams to be colder, temps between 67°F and 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Williams

Wildlife Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church
Thunder Eagle Native Art ©
Thunder Eagle Native Art

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 17th (Fri), hike along Fay Canyon Trail, trek along Doe Mountain Trail, then trek along Bear Mountain Trail, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Sedona day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Williams to Sedona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Williams in May; daily highs in Sedona reach 78°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Albuquerque trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Sedona to Albuquerque by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You'll set off for Santa Fe on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Tours

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
El Santuario de Chimayo and Palace of the Governors are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit San Miguel Chapel and Santa Fe National Cemetery for their historical value. Step out of Santa Fe with an excursion to Puye Cliff Dwellings in Espanola--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Canyon Road, examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Cruz Gallery, and steep yourself in history at El Rancho de las Golondrinas.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in May, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Puye Cliff Dwellings, El Santuario de Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

few
hours
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at A Mountain (Sentinel Peak), identify plant and animal life at Tucson Mountain Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Tucson in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in May: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 88°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Tucson

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
A Mountain (Sentinel Peak) ©
A Mountain (Sentinel Peak)
Tucson Mountain Park ©
Tucson Mountain Park

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, then play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park holiday tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tucson to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Tucson to Death Valley National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tucson in May; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 83°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

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