15 days in San Diego, Phoenix & Las Vegas Itinerary

15 days in San Diego, Phoenix & Las Vegas Itinerary

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San Diego — 4 nights

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Mingei International Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Anaheim (Founder's Park & Disneyland Park) and Crevier Classic Cars (in Costa Mesa). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and stroll around La Jolla Cove.

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Washington to San Diego is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 4 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musical Instrument Museum and Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite. Venture out of the city with trips to Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum (in Jerome), Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (in Scottsdale) and Sharlot Hall Museum (in Prescott). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, explore the world behind art at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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You can fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in May, you will find days in Phoenix are warmer (93°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (69°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 6 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Titanic. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and try your luck at Casino At The Venetian.

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Getting from Phoenix to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Las Vegas. In May, Las Vegas is a bit cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F. On the 14th (Fri), you're off to home.
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