15 days in Yellowstone National Park & Phoenix Itinerary

15 days in Yellowstone National Park & Phoenix Itinerary

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15 days in Yellowstone National Park & Phoenix Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
2
Phoenix
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Edinburgh

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Washburn and Old Faithful. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and hike along Artist Point.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

5
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Desert Botanical Garden and Horseback Riding Tours. Go for a jaunt from Phoenix to Superior to see Boyce Thompson Arboretum about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, admire all the interesting features of Chase Field, and enjoy some friendly competition at Lucky Strike Phoenix.

Before you visit Phoenix, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Phoenix takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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