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Chicago
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Detroit
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Cleveland
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Buffalo
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New York City
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Philadelphia
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Washington DC
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Orlando
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Miami
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New Orleans
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Houston
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Austin
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Dallas
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Phoenix
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Page
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Zion National Park
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Panguitch
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Salt Lake City
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Denver
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Chicago — 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, then stroll around Millennium Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary maker site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Gary Chicago International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Detroit.
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Detroit — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, then get to know the resident critters at Detroit Zoo, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, admire the striking features of The Guardian Building, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then look for gifts at Shinola Bicycles, and finally examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Detroit day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Detroit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Detroit is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cleveland.
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Cleveland — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Heinen's Downtown, pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino, then examine the collection at A Christmas Story House, then bet on a winner at JACK Thistledown Racino, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cleveland visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Cleveland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cleveland are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Buffalo.
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Buffalo — 2 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 3rd (Fri), make a trip to Canalside, then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, then stroll around Patriots and Heroes Park, and finally try to win big at Hamburg Gaming. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, try to win big at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, and then revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Buffalo road trip planning website.

Getting from Cleveland to Buffalo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to New York City.
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New York City — 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, wander the streets of Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary app.

Getting from Buffalo to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buffalo in January: high temperatures in New York City hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 5 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Human Village Brewing Co (in Pitman) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and see the interesting displays at Please Touch Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 2 nights

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 15th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, then pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planning app.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Washington DC are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Orlando.
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Orlando — 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 17th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in January, things will get much warmer in Orlando: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly to Miami.
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Miami — 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Miami is known for shopping, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, wander the streets of Espanola Way, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Miami visit planning tool.

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect Miami to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

Before you visit New Orleans, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Miami to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Miami in January; daily highs in New Orleans reach 17°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Houston.
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Houston — 2 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, then take a stroll through Sawyer Yards, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo and then walk around Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park.

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Fly from New Orleans to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Houston when traveling from New Orleans in January, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Austin.
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Austin — 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Austin visit planning app.

Getting from Houston to Austin by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Austin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Dallas.
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Dallas — 2 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, then take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll, see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dallas online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Dallas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Austin in January, plan for slightly colder days in Dallas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 2 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for gifts at Cave Creek Olive Oil Company, see Off-Road Tours, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin West, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in January, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly to Page.
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Page — 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at The Chains, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Page driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to Page in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in February: high temperatures in Page hover around 15°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Rim Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Page to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Page - with highs of 11°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. In February, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 17°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Panguitch.
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Panguitch — 2 nights

Panguitch is a city in and the county seat of Garfield County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for gifts at Ruby's Inn, then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Red Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairyland Loop Trail, hit the slopes at Brian Head Resort, and then explore the activities along Aspen Mirror Lake.

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Drive from Zion National Park to Panguitch in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in February; daily highs in Panguitch reach 5°C and lows reach -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Salt Lake City.
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Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

Salt Lake City — 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort, then hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, and then fly down the slopes at Ski Butlers Park City.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Panguitch to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Traveling from Panguitch in February, expect Salt Lake City to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park), Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and USS Midway Museum (in San Diego). Pack the 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip website.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Salt Lake City in February, plan for warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: walk around Golden Gate Park, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and finally stroll around Washington Square.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in February, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Denver.
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Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

Denver — 2 nights

Mile-High City

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.
On the 17th (Mon), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The International Church of Cannabis, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar, and finally stop by Mountain Lux Candles. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Denver is 1 hour. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -7°C.
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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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