9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 1 day
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Reno
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Green River
— 1 night
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Denver
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Chicago — 1 day

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): engage your brain at Field Museum, then see the interesting displays at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

Washington to Chicago is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Washington in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Chicago, with highs around 45°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Reno.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Reno — 1 night

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
On the 6th (Sun), try your luck at Peppermill Casino, then explore the world behind art at Nevada Museum of Art, and then see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Reno itinerary website.

You can fly from Chicago to Reno in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect nights in Reno to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
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Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Reno to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reno in March, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carmel.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Carmel — 1 night

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary website.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In March in Carmel, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City — 2 nights

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.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Canyons Village at Park City, take advantage of the amenities at Park City Mountain Resort, and then stroll through Deer Valley Resort.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip planner.

Fly from Carmel to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Carmel to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. Traveling from Carmel in March, things will get a bit cooler in Salt Lake City: highs are around 58°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Green River.
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Green River — 1 night

Green River is a city in Emery County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Goblin Valley State Park, then take in the natural beauty of Crystal Geyser, and then take an in-depth tour of John Wesley Powell River History Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Green River trip tool.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Green River takes 3 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Green River, with lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Denver.
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Denver — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Green River to Denver in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Green River in March, you will find days in Denver are a bit cooler (55°F), and nights are about the same (29°F). On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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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