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

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

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

Start: Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
End: Grand Canyon National Park

7
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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.
Visiting Kolb Studio and Hopi House will get you outdoors. Tusayan Museum and Yavapai Geology Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. On the 16th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Cape Royal, trek along North Kaibab Trail, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker app .

In July in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
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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.
On the 23rd (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then hike along Mystic Falls Trail, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Grand Loop Road, then look for all kinds of wild species at Natural Bridge Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 12.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 39°F. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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