15 days in Yosemite National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

15 days in Yosemite National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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15 days in Yosemite National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: London

7
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.
Get outdoors at Tioga Rd and Nevada Falls Loop. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tenaya Lake and Panorama Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yosemite National Park: Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve (in Lee Vining), Columbia State Historic Park (in Columbia) and Ironstone Vineyards (in Murphys). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip site .

London, UK to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from London in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are little chillier (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lee Vining, Columbia State Historic Park, Ironstone Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Biscuit Basin and Firehole Canyon Drive. Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful Visitor Education Center and West Thumb Geyser Basin. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online itinerary planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 10°C by day to -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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