8 days in Yellowstone National Park & Arches National Park Itinerary

8 days in Yellowstone National Park & Arches National Park Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Arches National Park
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

New Orleans to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from New Orleans to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Orleans in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Arches National Park

— 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch. On your second day here, trek along Pine Tree Arch Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Yellowstone National Park to Arches National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, things will get much hotter in Arches National Park: highs are around 95°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors