10 days in Bullhead City, Grand Canyon National Park & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

10 days in Bullhead City, Grand Canyon National Park & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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10 days in Bullhead City, Grand Canyon National Park & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Bullhead City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Bullhead City

Bullhead City ©
Bullhead City is a city located on the Colorado River in Mohave County, Arizona, United States, roughly 90mi south of Las Vegas, Nevada, and directly across the Colorado River from Laughlin, Nevada, whose casinos and ancillary services supply much of the employment for Bullhead City. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): try your luck at Golden Nugget Casino Laughlin. Keep things going the next day: try your luck at Harrah's Laughlin and then play a few rounds at Laughlin Ranch Golf Club.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bullhead City trip builder website .

Detroit to Bullhead City is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Detroit, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Bullhead City, ranging from highs of 107°F to lows of 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bullhead City

Casinos Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Laughlin
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Laughlin Ranch Golf Club ©
Laughlin Ranch Golf Club
Harrah's Laughlin ©
Harrah's Laughlin

3
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 Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bright Angel Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Mather Point.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning app .

Drive from Bullhead City to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bullhead City in June, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 85°F and 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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 outdoors at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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