18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Newport News
Taxi + Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 30 min
End: Newport News

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Baker Beach and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Fort Funston National Park. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route builder website.

Newport News to San Francisco is an approximately 9- hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newport News to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Newport News in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then stop by Cerreta Candy Co..

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix road trip site.

Getting from San Francisco to Phoenix by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, Phoenix is much warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 107°F and lows of 81°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Old Town Scottsdale, Cerreta Candy Co., Goldfield Ghost Town
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then make a trip to Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sedona road trip planning app.

Getting from Phoenix to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Phoenix in June, with highs in Sedona at 94°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Meteor Crater, Bearizona Wildlife Park
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studiofor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 4th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and take in a show at Hopi House.

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You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then shop like a local with The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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