20 days in Yellowstone National Park, Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

20 days in Yellowstone National Park, Utah & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce
— 2 nights
Drive
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Springdale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive to Montrose, Fly to Newark

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Popular historic sites such as Lone Star Geyser and Uncle Tom's Trail are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Fishing Bridge General Store. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aurum Geyser.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip maker website.

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Old Faithful ©
Must see
Old Faithful
4.5

1
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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then admire the striking features of Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Salt Lake City at 81°F and lows at 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your trip
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum of Utah
4.8
Temple Square ©
Religious Site
Temple Square
4.6

2
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Bryce

Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
On the 8th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and then trek along Navajo Loop Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bryce online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Bryce takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in September; daily highs in Bryce reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Springdale.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Must see
Peek-A-Boo Loop
4.9
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Must see
Navajo Loop Trail
4.9

2
nights
Springdale

Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Springdale online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Springdale takes 2 hours. Traveling from Bryce in September, expect Springdale to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
The Narrows ©
Must see
The Narrows
4.9
Zion National Park ©
National Park
Zion National Park
4.7

4
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Tusayan Museum and Yavapai Geology Museum. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Springdale to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. In September, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Springdale - with highs of 75°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Rim Trail ©
Must see
Rim Trail
5.0
Bright Angel Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Bright Angel Trail
4.8

2
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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours. Keep things going the next day: stop by Navajo Jewelry and Design, then see Off-Road Tours, and then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect Monument Valley to be a bit warmer, temps between 81°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Photography Tours
4.9
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.7

3
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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on Deep Desert Expeditions, get a taste of the local shopping with Tom Till Gallery, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.9

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