15 days in Monterey, Bryce Canyon National Park & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

15 days in Monterey, Bryce Canyon National Park & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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Monterey
— 3 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights

3
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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore Canepa Motorsports Museum and Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. Visiting Point Lobos and Monterey Bay Kayaks will get you outdoors. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to Mount Hermon Adventures (in Mount Hermon) and Shark Fin Cove (in Davenport). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bird Rock Vista Point, view the masterpieces at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, and get a taste of the local shopping with Wyland Gallery Carmel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey road trip tool.

Portland to Monterey is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Carmel, Mount Hermon Adventures, Shark Fin Cove, Canepa Motorsports Museum, Bird Rock Vista Point
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Kayaks ©
Monterey Bay Kayaks
Mount Hermon Adventures ©
Mount Hermon Adventures

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nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): hike along Peek-A-Boo Loop.

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Traveling by flight from Monterey to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Monterey to Bryce Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Monterey in October, expect nights in Bryce Canyon National Park to be colder, around 29°F, while days are little chillier, around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Parsons Memorial and Ansel Adams Gallery. Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, trek along Panorama Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Bryce Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 22 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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