A sojourn is a short stay or visit. If you want a fancy way to say that you took a trip to the countryside, you might talk about your country sojourn.

The verb is originally from the Latin prefix sub- "under" plus diurnus "of a day." You might refer to your vacation as a sojourn, but it might make more sense if you are describing a trip to Provence rather than a trip to Disney World. Or In figurative use, sojourn means to delve––your math teacher may stop midway through lessons on fractions for a brief sojourn into techniques for slicing pie.

Definitions of sojourn
  1. noun
    a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)
    synonyms: visit
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    type of:
    continuing or remaining in a place or state
  2. verb
    spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily
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    type of:
    pass, spend
    pass time in a specific way
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