14 days in Yellowstone National Park, West Coast & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

14 days in Yellowstone National Park, West Coast & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Jackson
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to San Francisco, Shuttle to Monterey
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Artists Paintpots and The 45th Parallel. Take a break from the city and head to Firehole Lake Drive and Osprey Falls Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Monument Geyser Basin, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, stroll through Hellroaring Creek Trailhead, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sheepeater Cliffs.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online tour builder.

Bristol, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Yellowstone National Park is minus 7 hours. In September in Yellowstone National Park, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 16th (Thu), cruise along China Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Monterey travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Yellowstone National Park to Monterey in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Monterey is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite Falls and Vernal Fall. Explore hidden gems such as El Capitan and Olmsted Point. The adventure continues: hike along Panorama Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dome.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Monterey in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

2
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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 20th (Mon), cruise along Artists Dr, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to South Kaibab Trail and Desert View Watchtower. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mather Point and Point Imperial Drive. There's lots more to do: cruise along East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (28°C), and nights are much colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip