27 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

27 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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Edmonton, Canada
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Estevan, Canada
— 1 night
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Saint Cloud, United States
— 1 night
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Minneapolis, United States
— 1 night
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Bloomington, United States
— 1 night
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Austin, United States
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La Crosse, United States
— 1 night
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Spring Green, United States
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Milwaukee, United States
— 2 nights
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Springfield, United States
— 2 nights
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Indianapolis, United States
— 2 nights
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Cincinnati, United States
— 1 night
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Columbus, United States
— 1 night
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Cleveland, United States
— 1 night
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Toledo, United States
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Detroit, United States
— 1 night
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Dearborn, United States
— 2 nights
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Frankenmuth, United States
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Midland, United States
— 2 nights
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Alpena, United States
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Sault Ste. Marie, United States
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Paradise, United States
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Marquette, United States
— 1 night
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Negaunee, United States
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Duluth, United States
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Bemidji, United States
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Grand Forks, United States
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Yorkton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada

Canada's Festival City

Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Edmonton trip builder site.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Edmonton International Airport. In September in Edmonton, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Estevan.
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Estevan, Canada — 1 night

Estevan is the eighth-largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada. To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Estevan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edmonton to Estevan takes 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Saint Cloud.
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Saint Cloud, United States — 1 night

St. For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saint Cloud online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Estevan to Saint Cloud in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 4th (Sun), you're off to Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis, United States — 1 night

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Mill City Museum has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Mill City Museum, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park, and then stroll through Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Bloomington.
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Bloomington, United States — 1 night

The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Green Giant Statue Park as well as Giant Museum. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): browse the different shops at Mall of America.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bloomington trip planner.

Bloomington is just a stone's throw from Minneapolis. September in Bloomington sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Austin.
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Austin, United States

Austin is a city in Mower County, Minnesota, United States. To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Austin holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bloomington to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Austin sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to La Crosse.
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La Crosse, United States — 1 night

La Crosse is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of La Crosse County. To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the La Crosse trip planning tool.

Drive from Austin to La Crosse in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in La Crosse are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll set off for Spring Green on the 7th (Wed).
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Spring Green, United States

Spring Green is a village in Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States. The House on the Rock has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): browse the exhibits of The House on the Rock and then admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center .

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Spring Green trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from La Crosse to Spring Green by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Milwaukee.
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Milwaukee, United States — 2 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Riverwalk as well as Miller Brewery Tour. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Miller Brewery Tour, see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk, then don't miss a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright American System-Built Homes, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee vacation builder tool.

Getting from Spring Green to Milwaukee by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Springfield.
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Springfield, United States — 2 nights

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House and then steep yourself in history at Lincoln Home National Historic Site. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Old State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and then make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Springfield trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Milwaukee to Springfield takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milwaukee in September, expect nights in Springfield to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.
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Indianapolis, United States — 2 nights

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Indiana State Museum. On the 11th (Sun), examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and then see the interesting displays at Indiana State Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to USS Indianapolis Memorial and then make a trip to Central Canal.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Indianapolis holiday site.

Drive from Springfield to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati, United States — 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Smale Riverfront Park as well as American Sign Museum. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll around Smale Riverfront Park and then examine the collection at American Sign Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Columbus.
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Columbus, United States — 1 night

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.
Otherworld has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Otherworld and then get to know the fascinating history of German Village.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Columbus itinerary planner.

Drive from Cincinnati to Columbus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.
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Cleveland, United States — 1 night

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Columbus to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. September in Cleveland sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Toledo.
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Toledo, United States

Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. National Museum of the Great Lakes has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at National Museum of the Great Lakes.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Toledo tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cleveland to Toledo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Toledo when traveling from Cleveland in September, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Detroit.
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Detroit, United States — 1 night

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Guardian Building, Motown Museum and Detroit Historical Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Detroit online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Toledo to Detroit in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dearborn.
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Dearborn, United States — 2 nights

Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ford Rouge Factory Tour as well as Greenfield Village. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then look for gifts at Franklin Cider Mill, and then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Dearborn trip planning website.

Dearborn is very close to Detroit. In September, daytime highs in Dearborn are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Frankenmuth.
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Frankenmuth, United States

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Bronner's Christmas Wonderland has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Mon), stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland.

To find out how to plan a trip to Frankenmuth, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dearborn to Frankenmuth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dearborn in September since evenings lows in Frankenmuth dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Midland.
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Midland, United States — 2 nights

Midland is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan in the Tri-Cities region of Central Michigan. On the 20th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Alden Dow Home and Studio, take in nature's colorful creations at Dow Gardens, then learn about all things military at Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Tridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Midland route site.

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Midland takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alpena.
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Alpena, United States

Alpena is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Alpena County. Your day by day itinerary now includes Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center as well as Alpena Shipwreck Tours. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Alpena Shipwreck Tours and then brush up on your military savvy at Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alpena itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Midland to Alpena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Alpena are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sault Ste. Marie.
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Sault Ste. Marie, United States — 2 nights

Sault Ste. You've now added Original Soo Locks Boat Tours to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sault Ste. Marie trip maker website.

Getting from Alpena to Sault Ste. Marie by car takes about 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Paradise.
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Paradise, United States

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. Your day by day itinerary now includes Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum as well as Whitefish Point Light. On the 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paradise online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sault Ste. Marie to Paradise takes 1.5 hours. September in Paradise sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Marquette.
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Marquette, United States — 1 night

Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Marquette trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Paradise to Marquette in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Marquette are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Negaunee.
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Negaunee, United States

Negaunee is a city in Marquette County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 24th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Michigan Iron Industry Museum.

For photos and tourist information, read Negaunee trip maker website.

Negaunee is just a short distance from Marquette. In September in Negaunee, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Duluth.
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Duluth, United States — 2 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lakewalk, Canal Park and Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Duluth online trip maker.

You can drive from Negaunee to Duluth in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Negaunee to Duluth is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Negaunee in September, Duluth is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bemidji.
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Bemidji, United States

Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County (and county seat), in north west Minnesota, United States. You've now added Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at McKenzie Place and then appreciate the history behind Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bemidji trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Bemidji takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bemidji when traveling from Duluth in September, with lows around 9°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Forks.
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Grand Forks, United States — 1 night

Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Forks online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bemidji to Grand Forks in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Grand Forks can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for Yorkton on the 27th (Tue).
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Yorkton, Canada — 1 night

Yorkton is a city located in south-eastern Saskatchewan, Canada. For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yorkton journey planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Forks to Yorkton takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Grand Forks in September, plan for little chillier days in Yorkton, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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Canada travel guide

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Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.
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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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