22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 5 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Ashland
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 6 nights

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Family-friendly places like Garden of the Gods and River Rafting & Tubing will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop (in Cascade), Battlefield Colorado (in Colorado Springs) and Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hidee Gold Mine, hike along Lumpy Ridge loop, and identify plant and animal life at Summit Lake Park.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denver route maker.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Denver. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 24th (Fri), hike along Ryan Mountain, don't miss a visit to Cap Rock at Joshua Tree, and then explore the striking landscape at Keys View. On your second day here, make a trip to Arch Rock, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Eureka Peak, and then contemplate the long history of Keys Ranch.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Denver to Joshua Tree National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Joshua Tree National Park. In July, Joshua Tree National Park is a bit warmer than Denver - with highs of 103°F and lows of 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak
Cap Rock at Joshua Tree ©
Cap Rock at Joshua Tree
Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch

4
nights
Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Attractions like Off-Road Tours and Bell Rock make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Aligning Light Center.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sedona trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Sedona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, expect Sedona to be slightly colder, temps between 92°F and 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ashland.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Off-Road Tours
Slide Rock State Park ©
Slide Rock State Park
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

4
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Ashland

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Lithia Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ashland: Grants Pass (The Glass Forge & Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center) and Medford (Natural Bridge Loop & Rogue River). There's lots more to do: see a show at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, view the masterpieces at Gathering Glass Studio, get your game on at Escape Ashland, and get curious at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ashland visit planner.

You can fly from Sedona to Ashland in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona to Ashland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in July, Ashland is a bit cooler at night with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

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River Rafting & Tubing
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum ©
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum

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Portland

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.
Family-friendly places like International Rose Test Garden and Haystack Rock will thrill your kids. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (in Cannon Beach) and Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument (in Seaside). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, get outside with Portland Timbers, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Ashland to Portland takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Ashland, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 60°F. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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