30 days in Yellowstone National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

30 days in Yellowstone National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 20 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 9 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Chicago

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Yellowstone National Park

— 20 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yellowstone National Park: Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner) and Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online travel planner.

Chicago to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Chicago in June, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) 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

— 9 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 22nd (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along North Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and get great views at Grandview Point.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 85°F and lows at 42°F. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours