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

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Museum-lovers will appreciate Canepa Motorsports Museum and Wyland Gallery Carmel. Get in touch with nature at Point Lobos and Shark Fin Cove. When in Monterey, make a side trip to see Mount Hermon Adventures in Mount Hermon, approximately Mount Hermon away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, and glide peacefully along the water with Monterey Bay Kayaks.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey online tour planner.

Portland to Monterey is an approximately 13-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. October in Monterey sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 car from Monterey to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or 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 29°F, while days are little chillier, around 61°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 · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Parsons Memorial and Ansel Adams Gallery. Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and hike along Four Mile Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails