42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Canyonlands National Park
1
Canyonlands National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Canon City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11 h 15 min
9
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Dallas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Hope
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
13
Albertville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
14
Dunwoody
— 7 nights
Drive:  8 h 45 min
End: Wildwood

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Double O Arch and Upheaval Dome. Step out of the city life by going to White Rim Trail and Neck Spring. Step out of Canyonlands National Park to go to Arches National Park and see Tower Arch, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along White Rim Road, get great views at Whale Rock, trek along Pothole Point Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Orange Cliffs Overlook.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park online travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Canyonlands National Park. Expect a daytime high around 97°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Long Canyon Road
Highlights from your plan
Double O Arch ©
Double O Arch
Upheaval Dome ©
Upheaval Dome
Tower Arch ©
Tower Arch

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Monument Valley

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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Muley Point Overlook, thencruise along Moki Dugway, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Comb Ridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Cow Canyon Trading Post. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Mule Canyon Ruins, thenmake a trip to Sand Island Campground, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Pioneer Cemetery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip itinerary app.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July, expect Monument Valley to be slightly colder, temps between 90°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bluff, Moki Dugway, Muley Point Overlook, Navaho Code Talkers Exhibit, Mule Canyon Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Moki Dugway ©
Moki Dugway
Muley Point Overlook ©
Muley Point Overlook
Cow Canyon Trading Post ©
Cow Canyon Trading Post

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Step out of the city life by going to Prater Ridge Trail and Soda Canyon Overlook Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Long House and Knife Edge Trail. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lookout Trail, explore the striking landscape at Square Tower House, make a trip to Park Point, and trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park online vacation planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. In July in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Square Tower House ©
Square Tower House
Step House ©
Step House

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Crag Crest Trail and Needle Rock. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Painted Wall and Gunnison Diversion Dam. Get out of town with these interesting Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park side-trips: Confluence Park (in Delta) and Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards (in Hotchkiss). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gunnison Point and get great views at Warner Point.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park holiday planner.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 4 hours. July in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Crag Crest Trail, Confluence Park, Needle Rock, Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Crag Crest Trail ©
Crag Crest Trail
Painted Wall ©
Painted Wall
Confluence Park ©
Confluence Park

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the fascinating landscape at High Dune Trail and then trek along Mosca Pass Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek, examine the collection at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center, and then make a trip to White Mountain Trading Post.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. In August, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is little chillier than Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park - with highs of 80°F and lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Garland
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail
Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center ©
Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center
White Mountain Trading Post ©
White Mountain Trading Post

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Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Thu), admire the striking features of The Abbey Events Complex, thensnap pictures at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, thentrek along Tunnel Drive, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Dakota Hot Springs, learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, and then admire all the interesting features of Shelf Rd.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Canon City trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Canon City with the Route module. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Canon City: highs are around 89°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dakota Hot Springs, Shelf Rd
Highlights from your plan
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Dakota Hot Springs ©
Dakota Hot Springs
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Garden of the Gods. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, see the interesting displays at Simpich Showcase, admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, thenlook for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then stroll around Ute Valley Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online route builder.

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Traveling from Canon City in August, things will get little chillier in Colorado Springs: highs are around 83°F and lows about 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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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 9th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Longs Peak, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Ouzel Falls, thenadmire the sheer force of Calypso Cascades, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, thenappreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain, and finally explore the activities along Sky Pond.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park online trip builder.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, you will find days in Rocky Mountain National Park are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Longs Peak ©
Longs Peak
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Green Lake. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bottomless Pit and Giant Dome. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Rattlesnake Springs, cruise along Walnut Canyon Desert Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail, and explore the fascinating underground world of Slaughter Canyon Cave.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Giant Dome ©
Giant Dome

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): snap pictures at Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll, stop by Wild Bill's Western Store, thenmeet the residents at Children's Aquarium at Fair Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Rainbow Vomit. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe, thensee the interesting displays at The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum : The Samurai Collection, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Community Beer Company.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dallas driving holiday planning app.

You can fly from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Dallas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dallas when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in August, with lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hope.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan

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Hope

Hope ©
Hope is a city in Hempstead County in southwestern Arkansas, United States. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at White Oak Lake State Park, admire the majestic nature at Logoly State Park, and then explore the wide array of goods at Martin's.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hope tour builder site.

Drive from Dallas to Hope in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, Hope is slightly colder than Dallas - with highs of 91°F and lows of 72°F. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Hope

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Logoly State Park, White Oak Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Logoly State Park ©
Logoly State Park
White Oak Lake State Park ©
White Oak Lake State Park
Klipsch Museum of Audio History ©
Klipsch Museum of Audio History

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hot Springs Mountain and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Catherine State Park and Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Little Rock (Esse Purse Museum & Store & The Arkansas River Trail). There's still lots to do: stroll through Grand Promenade, see the interesting displays at Tiny Town, get your bearings at Mountain Valley Spring Water Visitor Center & Museum, and stop by Bathhouse Soapery.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hope to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. August in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Albertville.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Little Rock, Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hot Springs Mountain ©
Hot Springs Mountain
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade
Lake Catherine State Park ©
Lake Catherine State Park

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Albertville

Albertville ©
Albertville is a city in Marshall County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marthas Falls and True Adventure Sports. Visiting High Falls and Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church (in Mentone) and Big Mill Antique Mall (in Fort Payne). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Art on the Lake and see the interesting displays at Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center.

Find out how to plan Albertville trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hot Springs to Albertville. In August, daytime highs in Albertville are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dunwoody.

Things to do in Albertville

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Payne, Guntersville, Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead, High Falls, Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church
Highlights from your plan
Marthas Falls ©
Marthas Falls
Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead ©
Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead
True Adventure Sports ©
True Adventure Sports

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Dunwoody

Dunwoody ©
Dunwoody is a city located in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Lost Corner Preserve and Big Trees Forest Preserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Azalea Park and Little River Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dunwoody: Heritage Park (in Mableton) and Confederate Hall Historical & Environmental Education Center (in Stone Mountain). And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Willeo Park, stroll around Dunwoody Nature Center, let the kids burn off some steam at Abernathy Greenway Park, and play a few rounds at Legacy Golf Links.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dunwoody route builder.

You can drive from Albertville to Dunwoody in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Dunwoody sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dunwoody

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Roswell, Sandy Springs, Woodstock, Jones Bridge Trail, Heritage Park
Highlights from your plan
Willeo Park ©
Willeo Park
Lost Corner Preserve ©
Lost Corner Preserve
Azalea Park ©
Azalea Park

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