29 days in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Lassen Volcanic National Park Itinerary

29 days in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Lassen Volcanic National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 18 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Redding Municipal Airport, Fly to Columbus

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Yellowstone National Park

— 18 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.
Family-friendly places like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yellowstone National Park: Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take a memorable drive along Lamar Valley, identify plant and animal life at Mount Washburn, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel route website.

Columbus to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Columbus in June, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 34°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Attractions like Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire all the interesting features of Bright Angel Point, hike along Rim Trail, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Lassen Volcanic National Park

— 2 nights
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the activities along Manzanita Lake and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lassen Peak . On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Kitchen.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lassen Volcanic National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect Lassen Volcanic National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 101°F and 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks · Nature