9 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Waterville
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Waterville
— 1 day
Drive to Bangor International Airport, Fly to Nashville
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Oakland
— 1 night
Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Chicago — 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chicago route builder website.

Brussels, Belgium to Chicago is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Brussels to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brussels in February; daily highs in Chicago reach 2°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Waterville.
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Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Waterville — 1 day

Waterville is a city in Kennebec County of the U.S. state of Maine, United States, on the west bank of the Kennebec River. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Colby College Museum of Art and then stroll through Quarry Road Trails.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Waterville road trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chicago to Waterville. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Waterville. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in February: high temperatures in Waterville hover around 0°C and lows are around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.
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Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Nashville — 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 10th (Fri), catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Distillery & Yee-Haw Brewery.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Waterville to Nashville with the Route module. Traveling from Waterville to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Waterville in February, expect Nashville to be much hotter, temps between 13°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Phoenix.
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Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Phoenix — 2 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally look for gifts at Cave Creek Olive Oil Company. On your second day here, explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Phoenix trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Nashville to Phoenix in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in February, you will find days in Phoenix are warmer (27°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Oakland.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums
Side Trips

Oakland — 1 night

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Oakland trip planner.

Fly from Phoenix to Oakland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Oakland due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in February, with highs in Oakland at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Historic Sites
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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