17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Las Vegas
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Sedona
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Phoenix
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Las Vegas

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planner .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are McCarran International Airport and Laughlin Bullhead International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Nature

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Titanic ©
Titanic
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

6
days
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery and Jerome State Historic Park will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Oak Creek Vista Point and Kachina House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town (in Jerome), Rimrock (V-Bar-V Heritage Site & Montezuma Well) and Tuzigoot National Monument (in Clarkdale). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Doe Mountain Trail, stroll through Fay Canyon Trail, learn about winemaking at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, and wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood.

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You can drive from Las Vegas to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In April, Sedona is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Jerome, Prescott, Cornville, Rimrock, Tuzigoot National Monument
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V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park

3
days
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Superstition Mountain Museum. Visiting Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and We-Ko-Pa Golf Club will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Mesa Market Place Swap Meet in Mesa (about 34 minutes away). There's more to do: wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale and examine the collection at Arizona Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Scottsdale road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Scottsdale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in April: high temperatures in Scottsdale hover around 36°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Scottsdale

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mesa, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Superstition Mountain Museum, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club ©
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
Superstition Mountain Museum ©
Superstition Mountain Museum

5
days
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Musical Instrument Museum and Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Take a break from the city and head to Painted Rock Petroglyph Site and Desert Botanical Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Phoenix side-trips: Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery (in Chandler), Wigwam Golf Resort (in Litchfield Park) and Desert Caballeros Western Museum (in Wickenburg). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden, and browse the different shops at Tanger Outlets Westgate.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip itinerary builder tool .

Phoenix is very close to Scottsdale. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Golf

Side Trips

Chandler, Quintero Golf Club, Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Lake Pleasant Regional Park
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Painted Rock Petroglyph Site ©
Painted Rock Petroglyph Site
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

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