15 days in Monterey, Bryce Canyon National Park & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

15 days in Monterey, Bryce Canyon National Park & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Monterey
— 3 nights
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore Canepa Motorsports Museum and Wyland Gallery Carmel. Visiting Point Lobos and Shark Fin Cove will get you outdoors. Step out of Monterey to go to Mount Hermon and see Mount Hermon Adventures, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with Monterey Bay Kayaks, don't miss a visit to Cannery Row, explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, and view the masterpieces at Gallery by the Sea Carmel.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Monterey online visit planner.

Portland to Monterey is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Carmel, Canepa Motorsports Museum, Shark Fin Cove, Mount Hermon Adventures, Bird Rock Vista Point
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Kayaks ©
Monterey Bay Kayaks
Mount Hermon Adventures ©
Mount Hermon Adventures

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): hike along Peek-A-Boo Loop.

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Traveling by flight from Monterey to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Monterey to Bryce Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Monterey in October, expect nights in Bryce Canyon National Park to be colder, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

6
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Parsons Memorial and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, trek along Panorama Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Bryce Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 22 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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