9 days in Yellowstone National Park & Bryce Canyon City Itinerary

9 days in Yellowstone National Park & Bryce Canyon City Itinerary

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9 days in Yellowstone National Park & Bryce Canyon City Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Bryce Canyon City
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Portland

5
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.
Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Portland to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Portland in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 39°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Bryce Canyon City

Bryce Canyon City ©
Bryce Canyon City, sometimes shown as Bryce on maps, is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States, adjacent to Bryce Canyon National Park. Get in touch with nature at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Navajo Loop Trail. There's still lots to do: stroll through Peek-A-Boo Loop, trek along Queen's Garden Trail, get great views at Inspiration Point, and stop by Ruby's Inn General Store.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon City vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Bryce Canyon City. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Bryce Canyon City reach 81°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park
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Ruby's Inn General Store ©
Ruby's Inn General Store
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop

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