13 days in Vulcan & Arches National Park Itinerary

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Vulcan, Canada
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Drive to Calgary International Airport, Fly to Canyonlands Field, Drive to Arches National Park
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Arches National Park, United States
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Vulcan, Canada — 4 nights

Vulcan is a town in the prairies of southern Alberta, Canada, within Vulcan County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vulcan: Claresholm & District Museum (in Claresholm), Bar U Ranch National Historic Site (in Longview) and Nanton (Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage, Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre, &more). The adventure continues: admire the engineering at Bassano Dam, contemplate the long history of Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, look for gifts at The Sugar Shack Candy Store, and immerse yourself in nature at Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vulcan journey planner.

Calgary to Vulcan is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In October in Vulcan, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and -1°C at night. You will leave for Arches National Park on the 6th (Thu).
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Arches National Park, United States — 8 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Off-Road & ATV Trails (in Capitol Reef National Park) and Great Gallery (in Canyonlands National Park). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, hike along Windows, stroll through Double O Arch, and take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vulcan to Arches National Park. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vulcan in October; daily highs in Arches National Park reach 25°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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