8 days in Yosemite National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

8 days in Yosemite National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Yosemite National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Newark

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, trek along Mariposa Grove, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner .

Newark to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bright Angel Trail, stroll through Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 15°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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