17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
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Casper
— 2 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
— 1 night

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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 2nd (Sun): get answers to all your questions at Fordyce Bathhouse, stop by Bathhouse Soapery, have some family-friendly fun at 4D Adventure, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, and finally admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs journey planner.

Pine Knoll Shores to Hot Springs is an approximately 16.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Anthony Chapel
4.8
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Historic Site
Fordyce Bathhouse
4.7

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, trek along Canyon Trail, and then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and then engage your brain at Bradbury Science Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe route builder site.

Fly from Hot Springs to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Hot Springs to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. In August, Santa Fe is slightly colder than Hot Springs - with highs of 84°F and lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Must see
Canyon Trail
4.9
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Science Museum
Bradbury Science Museum
4.5

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Family-friendly places like Bright Angel Trail and Yavapai Geology Museum will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, don't miss a visit to Moran Point, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 50°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Colorado National Monument and Grand Mesa. Kids will appreciate attractions like John McConnell Math and Science Center and Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction, learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, get curious at Museum of the West, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Children's Nature Center.

Planning Grand Junction trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Grand Junction takes 7.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Grand Junction reach 89°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Casper.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Mountain
Grand Mesa
4.7
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Science Museum
Children's Nature Center
4.7

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Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for gifts at Ugly Bug Fly Shop, then look and learn at Casper Planetarium, then contemplate the long history of Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site, and finally play a few rounds at Three Crowns Golf Club.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Casper trip planner.

Drive from Grand Junction to Casper in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Grand Junction in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 51°F in Casper. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Casper

Museums · Historic Sites · Golf · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Observatory
Casper Planetarium
4.0

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 13th (Thu), cruise along Loop Road, then hike along Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead, and then trek along Notch Trail. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park holiday maker app.

Getting from Casper to Badlands National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Badlands National Park when traveling from Casper in August, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Loop Road
4.9
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National Park
Badlands National Park
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Badlands Wall
4.9

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 16th (Sun), walk around Forest Park, experience rural life at Grant’s Farm, and then stroll around Tilles Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip planner.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Saint Louis by bus takes about 18.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Saint Louis. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Badlands National Park in August since evenings lows in Saint Louis dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Forest Park
4.8
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Park
Tilles Park
4.8

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