14 days in United States & Germany Itinerary

14 days in United States & Germany Itinerary

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14 days in United States & Germany Itinerary

Start: Eindhoven, Holland
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Cologne, Germany
— 5 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  18​h
2
Death Valley National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Zion National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park, United States
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
End: Eindhoven, Holland


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5
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Escape the urban bustle at Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun and Schalkenmehrener Maar. Get some historical perspective at Cologne Cathedral and Jesuitenplatz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: Basilica of St. Castor (in Koblenz), Church of St. Severus (in Boppard) and Schloss Braunfels (in Braunfels). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konstantinbasilika, take a stroll through Historische Altstadt Wetzlar, pause for some serene contemplation at St Lambert's Church, and step into the grandiose world of Burg Stahleck.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne travel planner.

Eindhoven, Holland to Cologne is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cologne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wetzlar, Muenster, Trier, Koblenz, Rheinfels Castle
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Gross St. Martin ©
Gross St. Martin
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Konstantinbasilika ©
Konstantinbasilika

1
night
Death Valley National Park, United States

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Charcoal Kilns, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, explore the fascinating underground world of Titus Canyon, and then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cologne to Death Valley National Park. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Cologne in August, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are much warmer (43°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon

2
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
River Rafting & Tubing
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park, United States

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 8th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Moran Point, get great views at Shoshone Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. On the next day, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip site .

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Museums
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Moran Point ©
Moran Point

1
night
Zion National Park, United States

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
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Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Springdale
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Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
David J West Gallery ©
David J West Gallery

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park, United States

Bryce Canyon National Park
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip tool .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. In August, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C. You will leave for home on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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