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

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

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

Start: Dublin
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Fly + bus + taxi:  21​h 45​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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bus + taxi + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Dublin

5
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 appreciate Bodie State Historic Park and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel route builder app .

Dublin, Ireland to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Dublin to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Uncle Tom's Trail and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail, and trek along Artist Point.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planning site .

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 moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 19°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tusayan Museum and Kolb Studio. Step out of the city life by going to Hopi House and South Kaibab Trail. On the 25th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In September, Grand Canyon National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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