15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
Drive:  1​h
1
Conway
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Little Rock

3
nights
Conway

Conway ©
Conway is a city in the American state of Arkansas and the county seat of Faulkner County, located in the state's most populous Metropolitan Statistical Area, Central Arkansas. Escape the urban bustle at Petit Jean State Park and Woolly Hollow State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) and Hot Springs Mountain Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Conway: Ozark Country Market (in Heber Springs), Coleman Crystal Mines and Rock Shop-Jim (in Jessieville) and Hot Springs (Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery & Bathhouse Soapery). It doesn't end there: stop by Pickles Gap Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Conway trip planner.

Little Rock to Conway is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Conway

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Hot Springs, Petit Jean State Park, Woolly Hollow State Park, Coleman Crystal Mines and Rock Shop-Jim, Ozark Country Market
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Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park
Coleman Crystal Mines and Rock Shop-Jim ©

3
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Conway to Yosemite National Park. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Conway in November, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 53°F, while nights are colder with lows around 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. Explore hidden gems such as South Kaibab Trail and Lookout Studio. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online tour builder .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): Head underground at Big Room and then get interesting insight from Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Carlsbad Caverns National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 11.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November; daily highs in Carlsbad Caverns National Park reach 67°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Big Room ©
Big Room

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): wander the streets of Capitol Hill, then take a stroll through Old Town, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and then learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Academy.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Washington DC takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in November, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are slightly colder, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Town, U.S. Naval Academy
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Old Town ©
Old Town
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill

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