9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Fly
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Boise
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): stroll around Waterfall Garden Park, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, work some fitness into your day at Discovery Park, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planning tool.

Detroit to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Detroit to Seattle. In May, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Portland

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally take in the views from Hawthorne Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Portland day trip website.

Getting from Seattle to Portland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Boise

— 2 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Boise, then look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, and finally stop by Cinder Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Idaho Botanical Garden, steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then trek along Boise River Greenbelt.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Boise road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Boise takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Boise is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 3 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Salt Lake City is known for historic sites, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, take in nature's colorful creations at Red Butte Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Boise to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

United States travel guide

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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.