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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Timken Museum of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Marconi Automotive Museum (in Tustin), Los Angeles (Angelino Heights Historic Area, Walt Disney Concert Hall, &more) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, walk around La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Malahat Spirits.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel tool.

Washington to San Diego is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 61°F in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough 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 Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Tucson (Saint Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, Pima Air and Space Museum, &more), Gilbert (Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ & St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church) and Taliesin West (in Scottsdale). There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, gear up at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, get engrossed in the history at Heard Museum, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix travel route planner.

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, you will find days in Phoenix are much hotter (93°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (69°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly 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.
The Strip and Titanic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website.

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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in May; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 87°F and lows reach 64°F. You will leave for home on the 25th (Tue).
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