15 days in San Diego, Phoenix & Las Vegas Itinerary

15 days in San Diego, Phoenix & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Las Vegas
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San Diego — 4 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Embarcadero. Venture out of the city with trips to Christ Cathedral (in Garden Grove), Vietnam War Memorial (in Westminster) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

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. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Washington in May since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough 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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musical Instrument Museum and Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Taliesin West (in Scottsdale) and Tucson (Arizona Historical Society - Downtown History Museum, Pima Air and Space Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center, wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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Traveling by flight from San Diego to Phoenix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Phoenix is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect nights in Phoenix to be a bit warmer, around 69°F, while days are warmer, around 93°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 6 nights

Sin City

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 The Mob Museum. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at New York New York Casino, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

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Fly from Phoenix to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Las Vegas. Traveling from Phoenix in May, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 87°F and lows about 64°F. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to home.
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