11 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

11 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Jackson
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lipan Point and Pima Point. When in Grand Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway in Marble Canyon, approximately Marble Canyon away. On the 8th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Powell Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, and snap pictures at Navajo Bridge.

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Roanoke to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 31-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Roanoke to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Roanoke in July, expect little chillier with lows of 52°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

3
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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Beehive Geyser. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, and admire all the interesting features of Grand Loop Road.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors