8 days in Battle Mountain, Rock Springs & Sonora Itinerary

8 days in Battle Mountain, Rock Springs & Sonora Itinerary

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8 days in Battle Mountain, Rock Springs & Sonora Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Drive:  6​h
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Battle Mountain
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 30​min
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Rock Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
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Sonora
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Sacramento

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Battle Mountain

Battle Mountain ©
Battle Mountain is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lander County, Nevada, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Battle Mountain Cookhouse Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Battle Mountain itinerary maker tool .

Sacramento to Battle Mountain is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Battle Mountain when traveling from Sacramento in July, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Rock Springs.

Things to do in Battle Mountain

Museums
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Battle Mountain Cookhouse Museum ©
Battle Mountain Cookhouse Museum

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Rock Springs

Rock Springs ©
Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Rock Springs: McConkie Ranch (in Vernal), Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area (in Manila) and Expedition Island Park (in Green River). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Dinosaur National Monument, take in breathtaking views at Flaming Gorge - Uintas National Scenic Byway, steep yourself in history at South Pass City State Historic Site, and explore and take pictures at Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rock Springs travel route planner.

Drive from Battle Mountain to Rock Springs in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Battle Mountain to Rock Springs. When traveling from Battle Mountain in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rock Springs: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Sonora.

Things to do in Rock Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Pass City State Historic Site, Expedition Island Park, Dinosaur National Monument, McConkie Ranch, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
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Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area ©
City of Rock Springs Museum ©
City of Rock Springs Museum

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Sonora

Sonora ©
Sonora is the county seat of Tuolumne County, California. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Columbia State Historic Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of Moaning Cavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Tuolumne County Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Indigeny Reserve, then try to win big at Black Oak Casino, and finally stop by Columbia Candy Kitchen.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sonora online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rock Springs to Sonora takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rock Springs to Sonora, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Rock Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sonora, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sonora

Nature Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Columbia, Moaning Caverns
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Columbia State Historic Park ©
Columbia State Historic Park
Indigeny Reserve ©
Indigeny Reserve
Tuolumne County Museum ©
Tuolumne County Museum