8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
3
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Durham

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Durham to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Yosemite National Park is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Durham in June, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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night
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then hike along Artist Point. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

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

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Clingmans Dome and Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Take a break from the city and head to Cades Cove and Zipline. Go for a jaunt from Gatlinburg to Bryson City to see River Rafting & Tubing about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine and experience the excitement of Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Gatlinburg by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Gatlinburg. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect nights in Gatlinburg to be much hotter, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Highlights from your plan
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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