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

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

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Jackson
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 15th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, cruise along East Rim Drive, get great views at Navajo Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary tool.

Boston to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Boston in July since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Gardiner to see Horseback Riding Tours about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, hike along North Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bunsen Peak, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 12 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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