35 days in Eureka Springs & Western US Itinerary

35 days in Eureka Springs & Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
2
Aspen
— 1 night
3
Moab
— 3 nights
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
6
Big Sur
— 2 nights
7
Paso Robles
— 4 nights
8
Los Angeles
— 1 night
9
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
11
Taos
— 8 nights

2
nights
Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Eureka Springs online road trip planner.

Chattanooga to Eureka Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Eureka Springs. September in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ozark Mountain Ziplines ©
Ozark Mountain Ziplines
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Christ of the Ozarks ©
Christ of the Ozarks

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Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Aspen trip planner.

You can fly from Eureka Springs to Aspen in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Eureka Springs in October: highs in Aspen hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

3
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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Gearheads Outdoor Store, then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Fiend, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Moab visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Moab takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in October; daily highs in Moab reach 71°F and lows reach 42°F. You'll set off for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, then don't miss a visit to Tunnel Log, and finally take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary app.

Getting from Moab to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Moab to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. In October, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer than Moab - with highs of 81°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the views from Big Creek Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and finally stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park, take in the views from Bixby Bridge, then get great views at Rocky Creek Bridge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawthorne Gallery, and finally trek along Partington Cove.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Big Sur trip itinerary site.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 17 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect much warmer with lows of 52°F in Big Sur. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

4
nights
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Explore Paso Robles' surroundings by going to San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal & Hearst Castle), Morro Rock (in Morro Bay) and Cambria (Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, Moonstone Beach, &more). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at AronHill Vineyards, and examine the collection at Estrella Warbird Air Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paso Robles trip planning tool.

Getting from Big Sur to Paso Robles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Big Sur in October, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Paso Robles: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Cambria, San Simeon, AronHill Vineyards, Morro Rock
Highlights from your plan
Stepladder Ranch & Creamery ©
Stepladder Ranch & Creamery
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Paso Robles to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Paso Robles in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along Angel's Landing.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park road trip tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Zion National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Los Angeles to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit cooler (74°F), and nights are colder (36°F). On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
On the 20th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and make a trip to Pipe Creek Vista.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder.

You can take a shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in October: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 31°F. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Taos.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Explore Taos' surroundings by going to Jemez Mountains (in Jemez Springs), Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Red River). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Enchanted Circle Pottery, explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, browse the exhibits of Ghost Ranch, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Taos using our trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Taos in 8.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Taos are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Abiquiu, Jemez Mountains, Classical Gas Museum, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Spa, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

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