10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Spokane
Drive:  5​h
1
Butte
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Lava Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Apalachicola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Spokane

1
night
Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get great views at Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Butte road trip planning tool .

Spokane to Butte is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Spokane to Butte is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Spokane in August: high temperatures in Butte hover around 80°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lava Hot Springs.

Things to do in Butte

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Deer Lodge
Highlights from your plan
World Museum of Mining ©
World Museum of Mining
Grant-Kohrs Ranch ©
Grant-Kohrs Ranch
Old Montana Prison Complex ©
Old Montana Prison Complex

1
night
Lava Hot Springs

Lava Hot Springs
Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho, United States. On the 4th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Lava Hot Springs Inn and Spa and then steep yourself in history at Chesterfield Townsite.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lava Hot Springs route planner .

You can drive from Butte to Lava Hot Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Butte in August, with highs in Lava Hot Springs at 88°F and lows at 51°F. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Lava Hot Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chesterfield Townsite

1
night
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): gain insight at Ripple Rock Nature Center, then head outdoors with Notom Road Scenic Backway, and then hike along Chimney Rock Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park driving holiday planning site .

Drive from Lava Hot Springs to Capitol Reef National Park in 6 hours. In August, Capitol Reef National Park is little chillier than Lava Hot Springs - with highs of 77°F and lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ripple Rock Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Ripple Rock Nature Center ©
Ripple Rock Nature Center

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Tower of Babel and then explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park road trip tool .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park in 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in August: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 92°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Courthouse Towers ©
Courthouse Towers
Tower of Babel ©
Tower of Babel

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Anthony Chapel, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery, and then trek along Grand Promenade.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Arches National Park to Hot Springs in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Arches National Park to Hot Springs. Traveling from Arches National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hot Springs, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Our Sacred Stories, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine Church, then get engrossed in the history at Gallier House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Hot Springs to New Orleans by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hot Springs in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Apalachicola.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Our Sacred Stories ©
Our Sacred Stories
Gallier House ©
Gallier House
Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church ©
Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church

2
nights
Apalachicola

Apalachicola ©
Apalachicola is a city in Franklin County, Florida, United States, on the shore of Apalachicola Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. On the 9th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Bowery Art Gallery and Studio, step off the mainland to explore Saint Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, look for gifts at Downtown Books & Purl, pause for some photo ops at Three Servicemen Statue, then make a trip to Trinity Episcopal Church, and finally browse the collection at Apalachicola Municipal Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of John Gorrie State Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Chestnut Street Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at The Raney House Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Sea Oats Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Apalachicola trip itinerary planner .

Drive from New Orleans to Apalachicola in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Apalachicola due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Apalachicola, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Apalachicola

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Sea Oats Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Bowery Art Gallery and Studio ©
Bowery Art Gallery and Studio
Chestnut Street Cemetery ©
Chestnut Street Cemetery
The Raney House Museum
The Raney House Museum

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