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

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

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Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Cedar City Regional Airport, Drive to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Charlotte

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Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary maker site.

Charlotte to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlotte to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Charlotte in July, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are colder with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park travel planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with highs in Zion National Park at 94°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): hike along Bright Angel Trail. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature