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

Start: Dover
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
car:  12​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  21​h 30​min
End: Dover

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at East Rim Drive and Lookout Studio. Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, get great views at Yaki Point, and get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park visit planner .

Dover to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 18-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Dover to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dover in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (68°F), and nights are colder (33°F). On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River and Midway Geyser Basin. Get outdoors at Biscuit Basin and Yellowstone Lake. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, hike along Artist Point, and stroll through Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 34°F. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

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