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

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

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to West Yellowstone
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Point Imperial Drive. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Pima Point, take in a show at Hopi House, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

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Wilmington to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Wilmington to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wilmington in July, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 84°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Taft Point and Panorama Trail. Explore Yosemite National Park's surroundings by going to Lee Vining (Tioga Rd & Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Four Mile Trail, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Grand Loop Road. Visit Uncle Tom's Trail and Chapel of the Sacred Heart for their historical value. Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, contemplate the waterfront views at Dragon's Mouth Springs, look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip