18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Santa Clarita
Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Flagstaff
— Few hours
Drive:  17​h
3
Hope
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Star City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Mountain Home
— 4 nights
Drive:  25​h 15​min
End: Santa Clarita

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): trek along Bright Angel Trail.

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Santa Clarita to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 8-hour car ride. Traveling from Santa Clarita to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Clarita in November, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (54°F), and nights are cooler (22°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

few
hours
Flagstaff

Flagstaff
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff itinerary planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 25°F. You will leave for Hope on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors Parks Tours

6
nights
Hope

Hope ©
Hope is a city in Hempstead County in southwestern Arkansas, United States. Kids will enjoy Lake Greeson and Ka Do Ha Indian Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hope: Crater of Diamonds State Park (in Murfreesboro), Broken Bow (Broken Bow Lake, Girls Gone Wine, & more) and Talimena Scenic Dr (in Heavener). Next up on the itinerary: mingle with the ghosts of the past at The Grove, stop by Jefferson General Store, engage your brain at Klipsch Museum of Audio History, and try to win big at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Hope travel route builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Flagstaff to Hope. The time zone difference when traveling from Flagstaff to Hope is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in November: high temperatures in Hope hover around 65°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Star City.

Things to do in Hope

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Broken Bow, Murfreesboro, Jefferson, Rowdy Adventures, Talimena Scenic Dr
Highlights from your plan
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Rowdy Adventures ©
Rowdy Adventures
Klipsch Museum of Audio History ©
Klipsch Museum of Audio History

2
nights
Star City

Star City ©
Star City is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Arkansas Post National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arkansas Post Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Cane Creek State Park.

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You can drive from Hope to Star City in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Star City are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Star City

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Gillett
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Arkansas Post National Memorial ©
Arkansas Post National Memorial
Cane Creek State Park ©
Cane Creek State Park
Arkansas Post Museum ©
Arkansas Post Museum

2
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Little Rock Zoo, contemplate the long history of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then make a trip to La Petit Roche Plaza, and finally stroll around Two Rivers Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, engage your brain at Museum Of Discovery, then sample the fine beverages at Rock Town Distillery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument.

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Traveling by car from Star City to Little Rock takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Little Rock are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mountain Home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Two Rivers Park ©
Two Rivers Park
Museum Of Discovery ©
Museum Of Discovery
Little Rock Zoo ©
Little Rock Zoo

4
nights
Mountain Home

Mountain Home ©
Mountain Home is a small city in and the county seat of Baxter County, Arkansas, United States, in the southern Ozark Mountains near the northern state border with Missouri. Family-friendly places like Mansfield Cemetery and Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Mountain Home: Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site (in Eminence), Buffalo National River (in Harrison) and Blanchard Springs Caverns (in Fifty Six). There's more to do: trek along David's Trail and get lost in a book at Donald W. Reynolds Library.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mountain Home trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Mountain Home takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Little Rock in December, with highs in Mountain Home at 48°F and lows at 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Clarita.

Things to do in Mountain Home

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Mansfield Cemetery, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site, Buffalo National River, Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock
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Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock ©
Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns

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