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

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

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

Start: Chicago
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 9 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chicago

9
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grandview Point and Grand Canyon Village. Step out of Grand Canyon National Park to go to Supai and see Havasu Falls, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. On the 4th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Hopi Point, trek along North Kaibab Trail, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker site .

Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Chicago in September, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Havasu Falls, Hermit Trail
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Grandview Point ©
Grandview Point
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at S Rim Trail and Firehole Canyon Drive. Step out of the city life by going to Fountain Paint Pot and Biscuit Basin. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary tool .

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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 60°F and lows at 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to 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
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

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