9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner
Make it your trip
— 1 night
Virginia City
— 2 nights
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Sacramento
— 2 nights


Salem — 1 night

Salem is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. On the 27th (Sun), do a tasting at Archery Summit Winery, then learn about winemaking at Red Ridge Farms, and then indulge your senses at Equestrian Wine Tours. On your second day here, do a tasting at Domaine Drouhin Oregon, learn about winemaking at Alexana Winery, and then do a tasting at Utopia Vineyard.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salem trip itinerary maker.

Portland to Salem is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Salem are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Virginia City.
Wineries · Tours
Side Trips

Virginia City — 2 nights

Virginia City is a census-designated place (CDP) that is the county seat of Storey County, Nevada. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Mackay Mansion, then see the interesting displays at Fourth Ward School Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Chollar Mansion.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia City trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Salem to Virginia City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salem in June, expect nights in Virginia City to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Historic Sites · Museums

Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get outdoors at Hermit's Rest and Yavapai Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hermit Trail and Kolb Studio. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, walk around Indian Garden, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and look for gifts at Lookout Studio.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website.

You can drive from Virginia City to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Virginia City to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Virginia City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 52°F. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sacramento.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Sacramento — 2 nights

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Auburn.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sacramento trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Sacramento takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Sacramento at 93°F and lows at 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours
Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.