9 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

9 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Dover
Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
drive:  12​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  21​h 30​min
End: Dover

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.
Take a break from the city and head to East Rim Drive and Lookout Studio. Step off the beaten path and head to Yavapai Point and Kolb Studio. On the 30th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Rim Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool .

Dover to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 18-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dover to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Dover, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

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