8 days in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Denver Itinerary

8 days in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Denver Itinerary

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8 days in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Denver Itinerary

Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Atlanta

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park itinerary builder.

Atlanta to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 62°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll through South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Yaki Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip builder.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 14.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 75°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

1
day
Denver

Denver
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Coors Field and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Denver custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 53°F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field
Coors Field

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