17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Scottsdale
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Eureka
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Bring the kids along to Pinnacle Peak Park and McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Children’s Museum of Phoenix and Scottsdale Fashion Square. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Hole in the Rock, admire the masterpieces at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West, look for gifts at Queen Creek Olive Mill Marketplace at Kierland Commons, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix.

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Berlin, Germany to Scottsdale is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. August in Scottsdale sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

1
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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, then take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

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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 to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Death Valley National Park is little chillier than Scottsdale - with highs of 43°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature

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Yosemite National Park

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sentinel Dome and Tuolumne Meadows. Bring the kids along to Glacier Point and Taft Point. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday planning app.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

3
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Eureka

Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Discover out-of-the-way places like Redwood Highway and Sequoia Park Zoo. Family-friendly places like Trinidad State Beach and Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eureka: End of the Trail Museum (in Klamath), The Victorian Village of Ferndale (in Ferndale) and Patrick's Point State Park (in Trinidad). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Sequoia Park Garden, steep yourself in history at The Immortal Tree, appreciate the history behind High Water Mark, and make a trip to Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Eureka tour planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Eureka takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Eureka, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

4
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. Explore hidden gems such as Hug Point State Park and Swan Island Dahlias. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Salem (Minto-Brown Island Park & Enchanted Forest Theme Park). There's lots more to do: walk around Peninsula Park and Rose Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, appreciate the history behind Oregon Holocaust Memorial, and appreciate the views at Willamette Valley.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka to Portland takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Eureka in August, you will find days in Portland are warmer (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.