17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Scottsdale
— 4 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Bus to Las Vegas, Fly to Arcata/Eureka
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Eureka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 5 nights
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Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Attractions like Musical Instrument Museum and Balloon Rides make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Scottsdale: Tanger Outlets Phoenix (in Glendale) and Phoenix (Off-Road Tours & Horseback Riding Tours). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Phoenix Zoo, enjoy some diversion at Shooter's World, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and explore the world behind art at Heard Museum.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Scottsdale online trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Scottsdale is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Berlin to Scottsdale due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

1
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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and finally explore and take pictures at Artists Dr.

Make your Death Valley National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Death Valley National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Scottsdale in August, things will get little chillier in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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Eureka

Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Attractions like Redwood National Park and Avenue of the Giants make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Eureka side-trips: Weott (Humboldt Redwoods State Park & Founders Grove), Orick (Fern Canyon & Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy) and Crescent City (Rumiano Cheese Company & Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach, and grab your bike and head to Hikshari Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Eureka attractions website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Death Valley National Park to Eureka takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Eureka: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Eureka

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Portland

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kids will enjoy Portland Japanese Garden and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Oswald West State Park, &more) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Eureka to Portland takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Eureka in August, expect nights in Portland to be somewhat warmer, around 18°C, while days are much hotter, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.