7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner
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Fly
1
Washington DC
— 1 day
+2
Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Greater Rochester International Airport, Drive to Palmyra
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Palmyra
— 2 nights
+2
Drive to Greater Rochester International Airport, Fly to General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, Drive to Carthage
3
Carthage
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Nauvoo
— 1 night
Drive to Quad City International Airport, Fly to Salt Lake City

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Washington DC — 1 day

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planner.

Salt Lake City to Washington DC is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Palmyra.
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Palmyra — 2 nights

On the 12th (Tue), explore the activities along Erie Canal and then admire the majestic nature at Chimney Bluffs State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Book of Mormon Publication Site and then contemplate the long history of Smith Family Farm.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Palmyra trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Washington DC to Palmyra. In October, Palmyra is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Carthage.
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Carthage — 2 nights

Carthage is a city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Carthage Jail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Siloam Springs State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Carthage trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Palmyra to Carthage. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Palmyra to Carthage. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nauvoo.
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Nauvoo — 1 night

Nauvoo is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States, on the Mississippi River near Fort Madison, Iowa. For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nauvoo road trip planning website.

Nauvoo is just a short distance from Carthage. In October, daily temperatures in Nauvoo can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sat).
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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.