17 days in Yellowstone National Park, Redwood National Park & Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

17 days in Yellowstone National Park, Redwood National Park & Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
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Drive to Jackson Hole Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Palm Springs International Airport, Drive to Joshua Tree National Park
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 8 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, stroll through Yellowstone River Picnic Area, take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain, and head outdoors with Bridge Bay Marina.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Denver to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Denver in December, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 23°F by day to 3°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Redwood National Park

— 3 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Redwood National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along California Coastal Trail, take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove, and stroll through Enderts Beach.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yellowstone National Park to Redwood National Park. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Redwood National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December: high temperatures in Redwood National Park hover around 55°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Joshua Tree National Park

— 5 nights
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Joshua Tree National Park is known for nature, parks, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden, hike along Split Rock, and explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock Nature Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Joshua Tree National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Redwood National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature