18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Scottsdale
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Eureka
— 2 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 Musical Instrument Museum and On The Edge Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Phoenix (Off-Road Tours & Horseback Riding Tours). It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden and explore the galleries of Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Scottsdale is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In August in Scottsdale, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 33°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

2
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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 20th (Fri), 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, take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and finally take a memorable drive along Artists Dr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Funeral Mountains, then get great views at Dante's View, and then stroll through Gower Gulch Loop.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Scottsdale to Death Valley National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Scottsdale to Death Valley National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Scottsdale in August: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up 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 · Outdoors · Trails

5
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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.
Attractions like Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker tool.

You can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Eureka

Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Kids will appreciate attractions like Redwood National Park and Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy. Get out of town with these interesting Eureka side-trips: Camel Rock (in Westhaven-Moonstone) and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (in Orick). There's more to do: cruise along Redwood Highway and kick back and relax at Trinidad State Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Eureka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Eureka by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Eureka, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Eureka

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

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.
Bring the kids along to Portland Japanese Garden and International Rose Test Garden. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Cannon Beach (Oswald West State Park, Cannon Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, stop by Powell's City of Books, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, and admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Portland trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Eureka to Portland by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Eureka in August, expect nights in Portland to be a bit warmer, around 18°C, while days are much hotter, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.