11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Lake Havasu City
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, then make a trip to Olmsted Point, and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning site.

Eugene to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Eugene in August; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 32°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Lake Havasu City

— 1 night
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): snap pictures at London Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Havasu, and then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Havasu State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Rotary Community Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Colorado River, and then admire the majestic nature at Buckskin Mountain State Park.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Lake Havasu City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in Lake Havasu City hover around 49°C and lows are around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, learn insider's secrets on Lucidi Distilling Co., and then indulge your senses at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Lake Havasu City to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in August, and nighttime lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Wiford Gallory and Sculpture Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then admire the natural beauty at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then stop by Santa Fe Indian Market, then contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Santa Fe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in August: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 34°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Shopping

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.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.