7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Elko
Drive
2
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Gillette
Drive
4
Sioux Falls
Fly
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Columbus
— 1 day
Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Silver Spring
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Silver Spring
— 1 night
Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Sacramento

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Elko

Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Elko trip tool.

Sacramento to Elko is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sacramento in September, with highs in Elko at 79°F and lows at 43°F. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Elko

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): do sightseeing at your own pace with Teton Backcountry Rentals. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip planner.

Drive from Elko to Jackson Hole in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Elko in September, things will get little chillier in Jackson Hole: highs are around 68°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Gillette.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Gillette

Gillette is a city in and the county seat of Campbell County, Wyoming, United States. To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gillette sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Gillette takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, Gillette is somewhat warmer than Jackson Hole - with highs of 75°F and lows of 46°F. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Gillette

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Fun & Games

Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sioux Falls trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gillette to Sioux Falls takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gillette to Sioux Falls. Traveling from Gillette in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 55°F in Sioux Falls. You'll set off for Chicago on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Lincoln Park Conservatory, admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then make a trip to Millennium Park, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Sioux Falls to Chicago by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sioux Falls in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Columbus.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Columbus

— 1 day

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, pedal to the sights with Pedal Wagon Columbus, and then wander the streets of Easton Town Center.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Columbus online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Columbus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Columbus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Silver Spring.

Things to do in Columbus

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Silver Spring

— 1 night
Silver Spring is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located inside the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. On the 16th (Thu), take a stroll around Silver Spring Civic Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Silver Spring trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Columbus to Silver Spring. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Silver Spring

Shopping
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.