34 days in Hot Springs, Elk City & Western US Itinerary

34 days in Hot Springs, Elk City & Western US Itinerary

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Hot Springs
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Elk City
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Sandia Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Page
— 2 nights
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Lake Powell
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City
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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©

Valley of the Vapors

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 5th (Fri): trek along Grand Promenade and then admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs itinerary builder tool.

Nashville to Hot Springs is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Elk City.

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Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade
Lake Catherine State Park ©
Lake Catherine State Park

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Elk City

Elk City ©
Elk City is a city in Beckham County, Oklahoma, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Old Town Museum and then examine the collection at National Route 66 Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Foss State Park, get outside with Black Kettle National Grassland, and then steep yourself in history at Washita Battlefield Visitor Center.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Elk City trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hot Springs to Elk City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Elk City are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Elk City

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Old Town Museum ©
Old Town Museum
Foss State Park ©
Foss State Park
Black Kettle National Grassland ©
Black Kettle National Grassland

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 8th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument and then enjoy some diversion at Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque vacation app.

Drive from Elk City to Albuquerque in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Elk City to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sandia Park.

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Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Cibola National Forest ©
Cibola National Forest
Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball ©
Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball

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Sandia Park

Sandia Park
Make your Sandia Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Sandia Park is just a stone's throw from Albuquerque. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 67°F. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sandia Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio and then stroll through Rim Trail.

You can plan Grand Canyon National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Sandia Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sandia Park in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 12th (Fri), wander the streets of The Strip and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Spring Mountains Visitor Center and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 81°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 104°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Page.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Page

Page ©

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 14th (Sun): look for gifts at Big Lake Trading Post. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Page in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Page is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 98°F and lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
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Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Ticaboo Canyon and then hike along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Powell online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Page to Lake Powell in 4.5 hours. In July in Lake Powell, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 18th (Thu), examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Powell to Monument Valley takes 6.5 hours. In July, Monument Valley is a bit cooler than Lake Powell - with highs of 90°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

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Horseback Riding Tours
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
On the 19th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Windows, trek along Double Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch. On the next day, stroll through Fiery Furnace, then take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Broken Arch.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Arches National Park road trip website.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Arches National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, expect Arches National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 97°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Moab.

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Windows
Windows
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On your second day here, cruise along Scenic Byway of Highway 128 and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Moab in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 97°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Warner Point and then explore and take pictures at South Rim Road.

Plan trip to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Moab to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in July, things will get little chillier in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park: highs are around 89°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve fast, fun, and easy.

Explore your travel options from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in July: high temperatures in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve hover around 83°F and lows are around 48°F. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 26th (Fri), appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, and finally explore the activities along Bear Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Longs Peak, and then stroll through Emerald Lake Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park vacation builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Rocky Mountain National Park. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in July, expect Rocky Mountain National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 29th (Mon), look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): hike along Fairyland Loop Trail.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 81°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Fairyland Loop Trail ©
Fairyland Loop Trail

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): trek along White Rim Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Shafer Canyon Overlook, then take some stellar pictures from Whale Rock, and then get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, expect Canyonlands National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 97°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Salt Lake City.

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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Shafer Canyon Overlook ©
Shafer Canyon Overlook
Whale Rock ©
Whale Rock

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

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 4th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Provo Canyon and then hike along Sundance Resort. On the next day, get in on the family fun at George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City visit planner.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Salt Lake City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Provo Canyon ©
Provo Canyon

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