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.
Get a sense of the local culture at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Air & Space Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Marconi Automotive Museum (in Tustin) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Founder's Park). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, explore the striking landscape at Cabrillo Tide Pools, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego online trip planner.

Chennai, India to San Diego is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 13.5 hours. In May, San Diego is colder than Chennai - with highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 3 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Get a sense of the local culture at Musical Instrument Museum and Heard Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery (in Chandler) and Gilbert (Discovery Park & Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Phoenix tour app.

Getting from San Diego to Phoenix by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for much hotter days in Phoenix, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Titanic. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at New York New York Casino, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Phoenix in May, with highs in Las Vegas at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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