27 days in Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park & Bozeman Itinerary

27 days in Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park & Bozeman Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 9 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Bozeman
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Bozeman
— 7 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 9 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser Basin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Biscuit Basin. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser, explore and take pictures at Firehole Lake Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Geyser Basin, and identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road.

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Columbus to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Columbus to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Columbus, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 39°F. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 8 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sentinel Dome and Olmsted Point. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Merced Grove, take a memorable drive along June Lake Loop, and explore the striking landscape at North Dome.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Yosemite National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 46°F. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Bozeman

— 7 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yellowstone River and Lone Peak. Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and Ousel Falls Trail will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Bozeman side-trips: Big Sky (River Rafting & Tubing & Beehive Basin Trail), Norris Hot Springs (in Norris) and Livingston (Sacajawea Park & Yellowstone Guidelines). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Missouri Headwaters State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Gallatin River, get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Bozeman takes 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Bozeman. In July in Bozeman, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips