15 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

15 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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15 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  31​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus:  12​h 15​min
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + bus + Fly:  22​h 15​min
Manchester

5
days
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 South Kaibab Trail. On the 27th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lookout Studio, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park custom trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
days
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to The Narrows and Angel's Landing. Change things up with these side-trips from Zion National Park: Bryce Canyon National Park (Inspiration Point & Navajo/Queens Garden Loop). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town).

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online itinerary creator.

Traveling by bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 12.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

3
days
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Artist Point and Yellowstone Lake. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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