60 days in Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & New York City Itinerary

60 days in Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & New York City Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 17 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 18 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to New York City
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New York City
— 20 nights
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Yosemite National Park

— 17 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA. The adventure continues: stroll through Mariposa Grove, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, explore the striking landscape of Elizabeth Lake, and trek along Nevada Falls Loop.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 18 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, admire all the interesting features of Point Imperial Drive, and take in a show at Hopi House.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

New York City

— 20 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Escape the urban bustle at The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers and Hudson River Greenway. Step out of New York City to go to Atlantic Highlands and see First Avenue Playhouse Dessert Theatre, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online day trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, New York City is much warmer at night with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips