10 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

10 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, thenadmire all the interesting features of Point Imperial Drive, thentour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista. On your second day here, examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning tool.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in July, plan for colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): trek along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, thenexplore the striking landscape at El Capitan, thentrek along Four Mile Trail, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, thentrek along Artist Point, thenhike along Inspiration Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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