9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 1 night
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
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Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Pulaski National Monument and Coligny Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hilton Head (about 58 minutes away). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, walk around Forsyth Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah attractions planning site.

Chicago to Savannah is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Savannah, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Savannah is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Key West

— 1 night

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, browse the exhibits of Truman Little White House, and then kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner.

You can fly from Savannah to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Savannah in October, expect Key West to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Nature
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Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Key West to Santa Fe in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Key West to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Key West in October, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Fe, with highs around 69°F, while nights are colder with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa, explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Broken Arrow Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip app.

Getting from Santa Fe to Sedona by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in October; daily highs in Sedona reach 77°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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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.